In spite of a few big releases this February, the games market is tracking behind last year.
1.4m games were sold last month, representing a seven per cent decline year-on-year. Meanwhile software revenue slipped 1.8 per cent to £39.1m.
Game sales have generally been slow this year, with Evolve and The Order not selling as well as some stores had been hoping for.
It was a big month for Nintendo. The platform holder released two new versions of its 3DS console, and the remake of cult favourite The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was the single best-selling game of the month. This – and Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – helped the 3DS nearly double its market share in terms of revenue and units sold.