Overwatch conquers a weak June for UK games retail

Overwatch was the best-selling title at UK games retail last month.

But June was severely down compared with the year before, with just 1.2m games sold – a drop of 33 per cent. 34m was generated through software sales, a huge decline of 40 per cent year-on-year.

June 2015 was buoyed by the release of Batman: Arkham Knight and strong second month sales for The Witcher 3 and The Elder Scrolls Online.

Activision Blizzard was the No.1 publisher of the month, closely followed by EA, which saw impressive sales of FIFA 16, plus Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s launch.

Warner Bros also had a strong month. The second best-selling game of June was LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – which had only been on sale a few days when the below chart was compiled.

1. Overwatch, Blizzard
2. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Warner Bros
3.Doom, Bethesda
4.Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Sony
5. FIFA 16, EA
6. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
7. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, EA
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision
9. Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ubisoft
10. Ratchet & Clank, Sony

Data courtesy of GfK/UKIE

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