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UK market down ahead of Q4 rush

Ben Parfitt
UK market down ahead of Q4 rush

The UK software market fell once again, despite the release of Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band.

According to MCV calculations based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market dipped six per cent to £17.6m for the week ending September 11th. Unit sales fell even further, dropping 14 per cent to 787,853.

The fall comes as a surprise considering the success of Guitar Hero 5, Dirt 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band. There were other new releases in the charts too, including Championship Manager 10, Mini Ninjas and Section 8.

Despite the slide, September still promises to be a strong month, with Need For Speed: Shift, Halo 3: ODST and Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box due for release.

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