UK game sales set new records

Sales of game software in the UK will reach 78 million units by the end of the year, as retail enjoys another year of rapid growth.

According to data from Chart Track, last week generated sales of GBP 87.9 million, with the UK seeing a record-breaking third quarter as revenues rose 36 per cent from GBP 233.5 million in 2006 to GBP 332.6 million.

The number of units sold was up 16.6 per cent for the weeks 1 to 50, and 25.3 per cent by value.

"2007 has been a fantastic year for our industry as all the latest generation of consoles and handheld devices have become fully established," commented Paul Jackson, director general of ELSPA.

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Multigamer4011d ago

im happy the uk game industry is booming and people are embracing it.

coolfool4011d ago

Obviously the more money that gets put into the industry the bigger and better the games we get in the future (hopefully).

P.S. My bad for repeating the alternative source, The Round Peg already did it and I wasn't really paying attention....... :)

Mr Marbles4011d ago

Its good to see the 360 is doing such great things for gaming, even in Europe.