Like-for-like sales up at GAME

Ben Parfitt
The UK’s leading games retailer GAME has revealed that its total group sales for the 44 weeks up to November 29th are up 27.4 per cent compared to same period in 2007, with like-for-like sales increasing by 11.2 per cent.

For the UK and Ireland total sales climbed 25.1 per cent and like-for-like sales increased by 11.9 per cent. Internationally, total sales improved by 33.9 per cent and like-for-like sales 9.3 per cent.

For the 18 weeks until November 2008 group sales increased 9.3 per cent and like-for-like sales 1.5 per cent.

“Our portfolio has increased by 183 stores in the year to date and we will operate from over 1,340 stores over the Christmas trading period,” GAME chairman Peter Lewis stated.

“To date, our customers' spending patterns have remained relatively resilient considering the challenges in the wider economy. Our previous guidance is unchanged and the board remains confident of a successful outcome for the year.”

GAME will report on its Christmas trading on January 13th.

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