10 January 2007 - A handheld sector spearheaded by DS and a home console market led by Xbox 360 have pushed 2007 software sales to unprecedented heights, MCV can reveal.
Full year figures courtesy of ELSPA and ChartTrack reveal another spectacular year of game sales and a significant boost in market value.
Total software unit sales in the UK grew 16 per cent this year to a best ever 75.9 million, while in value terms the industry reached an all-time high of £1.72 billion.
And the industry has DS and Xbox 360 to thank most for 2007's performance at retail, according to ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch.
While the PC market topped the format breakdown in unit terms, it was the only market highlighted by ChartTrack to have struggled over the last 12 months. ChartTrack notes that the PC market has seen value decrease in the current generation.