Game publishers foresee financial upturn

The UK games industry was hit hard by the recession in 2009, and now leading execs are hopeful that the worst is behind them.

We hope that coming out of an often rocky and uncertain 2009, we as an industry can go into 2010 with the worst of the world’s economic woes behind us and with a firmer and clearer vision of how to grow our industry in the year ahead,” said Nintendo UK GM David Yarnton.

Activision’s UK MD Andrew Brown agreed: I’m looking forward to the end of the current economic recession and the return of the full range of consumers back into games.”

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