In total, the games market was at an all time high last year according to ELSPA/GFK Chart-Track figures with the total software and market worth £4.034bn - up greatly from £3.4bn in 2007.
82.8m units of software were sold in the UK
Proving our calculations correct, software alone was worth £1.905bn, up over 20 per cent over 2007's £1.552bn.
Total hardware sales revenue was £1.422bn, up 14 per cent on £1.252bn in 2007.
Peripherals also saw a boom, with sales up to £549m - up 82 per cent over 2007's £301m.
ELSPA attributed the market growth to the wider demographic being served by the video games industry plus growth in formats held by Nintendo plus Sony and Microsoft