UK retailers sold 2,075,634 games last week, generating over 50m in revenue.
Sales have been steadily rising throughout December as Christmas approaches, and last week sales were driven by significant price reductions on games such as Medal of Honor, Halo, Hitman, Need for Speed and more. Unit sales rose 11 per cent week-on-week, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II remains the top seller.
It’s a good figure, certainly, but Christmas has been slower than anticipated overall. And for the entire year so far, games retail is still 28.3 per cent down over 2011.
Next weekend is the last one before Christmas and is expected to be a big one for the entire retail market. MCV will bring you the market data plus news of the all-important Christmas No.1.
All data courtesy of UKIE/GfK Chart-Track.