UK games market climbs again

Sales for the UK video games software market grew by 13 per cent this week to 3.4 million units, driving the sector’s value up by 11 per cent to 77.3 million.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 totted up a fifth consecutive week at the top of the charts, unaffected by an 11 per cent drop in sales or new entries such as Zelda: Spirit Tracks and James Cameron’s Avatar.

With no more major releases left for the year, any further rise in Christmas sales will depend on retail promotions, back catalogue and a steady stream of last minute gift-shoppers.

The market can expect a further boost in the wake of the big day as the annual sales season begins once more.

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