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ChartTrack UK: Biggest ever Q1 confirmed

Overall UK software sales in the opening months of 2007 smash industry records.

MCV can reveal that the period between December 31st and March 31st saw UK software unit sales and revenues reach an all-time high.

ChartTrack's quarter one software figures show that year-on-year unit sales rose 15 per cent to a record-breaking 15.62 million, while revenues reached a whopping £317.1m, up 13 per cent on 2006's quarter one period.

"The increases in the console market are due to the incremental sales of Nintendo Wii and Sony's PS3, as well as massive increases in the DS, which almost quadrupled unit sales and more than tripled revenues,"?said the report. "The Xbox 360 markets have more than doubled units and almost doubled revenue."

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