The total console installed base for the UK has leapt to 22 million year-on-year, up from 13.5 million reported in January 2008.
The results were revealed in GAME’s Christmas trading statement, citing Gfk-ChartTrack data, which shows that sales of Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 consoles have jumped from 4.7 million to ten million units as of January 3rd 2009.
Nintendo’s Wii accounted for nearly half the sales, rising from 2 million consoles in January 2008 to 4.9 million units in 2009. While Xbox 360 sales rose from 1.8 million units to 3.2 million, and the PS3 installed base more than doubled, up from 0.9 million to 1.9 million.
Handheld unit sales also rose from eight million units to 12 million, with DS sales accounting for 8.8 million units and PSP reaching a installed base of 3.2 million consoles.