Q1 2008 smashes sales records

It’s official: the past three months have been the most lucrative first quarter in the UK industry’s history.

ChartTrack has confirmed to MCV that retailers raked in a phenomenal £418.4m across all software, including office packages, while a total of 17.89m units were sold.

Both categories demonstrate an expanding market – total unit sales were up by over two million compared to last year’s figure, while market value was the real star; it leapt up by over £100m year-on year.

Q1 vital statistics

Total Market Unit Sales:
2007: 15.62m
2008: 17.89m

Total Market Value:
2007: £317m
2008: £418.4m

- Grab a copy of this week’s MCV Magazine for a full, in-depth look at the UK market during the first quarter – all courtesy of ELSPA/ChartTrack

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