The UK games market plunged to its lowest figure all year last month as the number of new releases slowed dramatically.
Only £7.9m was made in revenue for the week ending April 26th – a fall of 34 per cent week-on-week – according to GfK Chart-Track.
The biggest launches of May do not arrive until the end of the month – Watch Dogs on May 27th and Mario Kart 8 on May 30th.
The lack of next-gen titles has taken its toll on the boxed game market, but retailers have been buoyed by strong sales of PS4 and Xbox One.
MCV understands a number of big games will be revealed at E3 filling the currently empty release slate.
One retailer told MCV: “The announcements seem to be coming later this year. We’re still waiting on news about this year’s Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. This E3 should be a special one.”