UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September.

In total 2.83m games were sold last month, a fall of 29.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. This is also 20.5 per cent down over September, which benefitted from the late release of FIFA 13.

In terms of revenue, the UK High Street generated 83m, which is 29.8 per cent down year-on-year and 22.8 per cent down month-on-month.

The market dipped due to the lack of a major blockbuster in October. The data released by Chart-Track runs up to October 27th, so does not include Assassin’s Creed III.

FIFA 13 was the No.1 seller, with Resident Evil 6 at No.2, Dishonored at No.3, Skylanders Giants at No.4, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter reaching fifth place.

Electronic Arts was once again the top publisher.

All data is courtesy of UKIE/GfK Chart-Track.

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