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UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Christopher Dring
UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September.

In total 2.83m games were sold last month, a fall of 29.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. This is also 20.5 per cent down over September, which benefitted from the late release of FIFA 13.

In terms of revenue, the UK High Street generated £83m, which is 29.8 per cent down year-on-year and 22.8 per cent down month-on-month.

The market dipped due to the lack of a major blockbuster in October. The data released by Chart-Track runs up to October 27th, so does not include Assassin’s Creed III.

FIFA 13 was the No.1 seller, with Resident Evil 6 at No.2, Dishonored at No.3, Skylanders Giants at No.4, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter reaching fifth place.

Electronic Arts was once again the top publisher.

All data is courtesy of UKIE/GfK Chart-Track.

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