190°
Submitted by DPAD Dave 754d ago | news

July was the 'worst month in history' for UK games retail

July 2013 was the "worst month in history" for UK games retail, according to a report by industry mag MCV, which claims that "just over 1 million boxed games were sold last month". (Industry, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

TheLyonKing  +   754d ago
Tbh it has been a really bad dry spell for games and I find game staff very helpful but for what they have in stock and the price thy sell things I am not surprised.
B-radical  +   754d ago
Went into my local eb games tonight and they have barely any pc games i was so shocked cause i went in there weeks earlier and they had alot of pc games.

On a lighter note he said Xbox one is going good for pre orders.
ravinash  +   754d ago
All sorts of factors are bring down the sales for retail.
a. Not many new games being released this time of year.
b. Digital download.
c. buying game on line like shop.net
d. retail show just arn't good value and can't compete.

I might pop into one to have a look whats in store, but even the second hand games cost to much.
B-radical  +   754d ago
Hahha i feel your pain ive been wanting to buy dbz burst limit for so long even though its fairly cheap now (40) second hand i cant bring myself to pay that much for such an old game am i bad person :(
Davidstone6   754d ago | Spam
3-4-5  +   753d ago
How many July's in the history of gaming, have ever been good ?

Seriously.
Prcko  +   754d ago
we have digital now...
#2 (Edited 754d ago ) | Agree(9) | Disagree(9) | Report | Reply
SillyYou  +   754d ago
digital is bullshit.
Septic  +   754d ago
Naah I like it.
GadgetGooch  +   754d ago
And Amazon......
MestreRothN4G  +   754d ago
Yet they insist on releasing everything at the same time.
Endo-Endo  +   754d ago
yeah the staff are nice but they over charge on games and Games web page is a joke.
mcstorm  +   754d ago
I agree. I think the new oweners have made a mistake by closing the name gamestation down and keeping game. Gamestation was known as the gamers shop where game was where parents went to pickup a console. I want into game in Manchester the other day as I wanted to see what they had WiiU wise on sale as I was thinking of picking up nfsmw and the collection of games for it were poor and they did not nfsmw in. In fact I don't recall seeing Pikmin 3 to. When you also ask the staff in store now they are not very clued up on games and gaming too.

Also I tend to buy all my games from Zavvi or Amazon as they cost less than Game too.
mac_sparrow  +   754d ago
Lucky for the retailers Naughty Dog and Sony released The Last of Us in the typically slower season. MGS4 made this work too, more publishers should take note, good games sell all year round.
FunkMacNasty  +   754d ago
@mac_sparrow

Exactly! I think It drives most gamers mad that the year's most anticipated games almost always release between the end of september through the start of December.

I remember the fall of 2011 being especially crowded with games like Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Forza 4, Saints Row The Third, Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Gears 3, and whatever that year's CoD game was (Black Ops 1 maybe?).., all those games released within the same 60 day time period, and I'm sure I wasn;t the only one that was backlogged well into the summer with games from that fall that I hadn't played yet!
mac_sparrow  +   754d ago
Not only that, but with the amount of games within that period, by the time most people get round to buying the last few they are heavily reduced.

Surely better to release 3-4 weeks earlier and sell well at a higher price for longer?
Zichu  +   754d ago
I haven't bought anything from GAME for well over a year now. The prices are ridiculous and they don't sell anything sealed. They open up the games and put everything in little plastic bags inside the case.

ShopTo and Simplygames are the best sites for preorders. Amazon and Play usually have the cheapest prices for already released games.
manchesterman22  +   754d ago
its nothing to do with digital, its the fact that nothing came out
Minute Man 721  +   754d ago
Let's see new systems are coming out soon and no price drop on PS3 or 360. There you go folks
Wizziokid  +   754d ago
What came out in July? all my games are now September onward, apart from FF:ARR which is out the end of this month.
bub16  +   754d ago
Lower the prices then!! I payed £45 for the last of us in store!
tigertron  +   754d ago
Just over a million? that doesn't sound too shabby to me.

Anyway, this is the dry season leading up to next-gen so it's to be expected.
Nekroo91  +   754d ago
wait for gta v to release next month...
Dazel  +   754d ago
The summer is always bad for games plus this year a lot of folk I know are holding out for next gen, be it ps4 or xbox1.
GraveLord  +   754d ago
We really need next-gen consoles to arrive....NOW. Retail is getting killed.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

10 things you have to do in Metal Gear Solid V

15m ago - With Metal Gear Solid V release day now here, here's how to act like like a big boss and screw ar... | PS4
20°

Interview With J.C. Smith, Director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokemon Company International

16m ago - NWR: Where we talk about what it's like to market Pokemon, Pokken Tournament, and the future of... | Arcade
Ad

The Xbox One Games You Need to Play in August

Now - A new month has rolled up which means new releases are on the horizon. Microsoft has a fairly good line-up on the way for August, so let’s take a l... | Promoted post
30°

Preview: No Pineapple Left Behind | GENWire

17m ago - Those who set out to create an Indie game come from all walks of life, each with unique experienc... | PC
30°

Skewed And Reviewed Go Hands On With The Amazing Project Morpheus

17m ago - During their coverage of PAX Prime 2015, staff from the AZ and WA offices of Skewed and Reviewed... | PS4
30°

You're faster and more dangerous in Dark Souls 3, but so is everything else | GamesRadar

17m ago - GR: "Dark Souls 3 has remained enigmatic since its surprise announcement at E3 this year, and... | PC