Eurogamer: 63 million games bought in UK in 2010

A whopping 63 million console and PC games were bought in the UK last year - that averages at over one game per UK resident.

The UK games market was worth £2.875 billion in 2010, according to official figures from UK trade body UKIE, reported by MCV.

The Xbox 360 was the UK's most lucrative console with hardware revenues of £232 million. The PS3 followed with £229 million. The two platforms combined shifted 2.3 million units.

Xbox 360 game sales amounted to £538 million, PS3 game sales £414 million. 18.2 million Xbox 360 game units and 13.8 million PS3 game units were sold in 2010. In total console software sales hit £1.45 billion.

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Shazz3239d ago

holy shit , im sure i just seen a story about gaming dying off in uk or something like that .

Led-Zeppelin3239d ago

Dang this new information is sure going to help me out a later in time! /Sarcasm

Arup023239d ago

I heard someone here in this site saying that the Xbox was dead in the uk... not what i see.

FrankMcSpank3239d ago (Edited 3239d ago )

No one ever said that. The UK is the only country the 360 still holds the spot over the PS3 in Europe.

EDIT: @Lionhead

It's fixed, but the 360 is ahead in the USA as well. We all know why. Americans buy what holy mother oprah tells us to buy. TV controls our wallets. Great advertisments sell terrible products. I am so glad I moved to Germany.

Lionhead3239d ago

In Europe you mean, before all the trolls come in shouting USA.

Arup023239d ago

It was a troll that send me a PM, relax.

farrelljade3239d ago

and apparantly our government don't see the video game industry as very important!!!