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The launch of Prototype 2 helped the boxed market rise slightly over the prior week, with overall unit sales up five per cent to 441,401 games sold.
The market fell below the £10m mark for the first time this year during the week ending April 21st.
Kinect Star Wars helped the UK games retail market get back on track last week, which generated over £2m more than it did the prior week.
Despite a handful of new releases hitting shelves, the UK games retail market only grew by a fraction during the week ending March 31st.
The launch of PlayStation Vita wasn’t enough to prevent a drop in sales last week, though a handful of exclusive games made it into the All Formats Top 40.
2012 started brightly for games and consoles TV advertising. The first two full weeks produced remarkable year-on-year growth (52 per cent and 2,498 per cent).
The market value dipped ten per cent to £54.6m, down from last week’s £60.9m. That’s still a huge amount and should increase as Christmas approaches.
The boxed games market value fell to £31.7m this week down from last week’s £39.1m – a change of 18.9 per cent.
It’s the post-FIFA blues this week, with unit sales falling 43 per cent to 887,494 and the market value plunging further, down 51 per cent to £26.3m week-on-week.
The market value leaped 94 per cent week-on-week to £53.8m following FIFA 12's release – the biggest week for games retail so far this year.