GAME pre-owned sales grow to £177 million

Second hand games were the highlight of GAME's six months to July 31, pulling in GBP 177.3 million in sales and accounting for over a quarter of all revenues for the period.

Total group sales for the period were down 7 per cent to GBP 690.8 million, compared to GBP 742.6 million in 2008, with like-for-like sales down 16.3 per cent. Profit was in-line with expectations at GBP 14.5 million.

"We achieved year on year growth in pre-owned sales, which increased 12.3 per cent and now account for 25.7 per cent of total sales," said chairman Peter Lewis.

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