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UK industry off to a flyer in 2009

Unit sales for first five weeks of the year up 37 per cent on 2008; 'We are beating Japan' says ChartTrack
The UK software market has kicked off 2009 by thrashing last year's January performance – and overtaking Japan to become the second biggest territory in the world.

GfK-ChartTrack revealed this week that the UK software market grew by 26 per cent in 2008 – leaving it ahead of Japan in terms of unit sales in the year.

And UK GfK-ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch has predicted that the UK can move ahead of Japan in terms of revenue this year – as recently predicted by MCV.

For the first five weeks of this year, the UK console market grew year-on-year by 37 per cent in units and by 21 per cent in terms of revenues.

"I haven't got a crystal ball, but it's very much a possibility that the UK will overtake Japan in terms of annual software revenue," Bloch told MCV.

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Rhoic3228d ago

That Microsoft is now dominating the 2 largest gaming industries in the world.