UK games retail generates £12.3m

Despite a handful of new releases hitting shelves, the UK games retail market only grew by a fraction during the week ending March 31st.

Sadly it’s becoming a regular occurrence in the charts, and one that’s been exacerbated this week with hundreds of GAME?and Gamestation stores closing down.

Games retail generated 12.3m and sold 509,622 units last week – a rise of six per cent. However, these figures were down by almost one third compared to the same week in 2011.

Namco’s new Naruto game reached No.6, while Silent Hill HD?Collection and Silent Hill:?Downpour hit No.12 and No.15 respectively. Ridge Racer Unbounded came in at No.21.

It was yet another successful week for EA which had the Top Three best-selling games. FIFA Street took its third consecutive No.1, Mass Effect 3 rose to No.2 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 debuted at No.3.

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