Slight dip for UK software market

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The UK software market has dipped just slightly in terms of software this week.

According to MCV calculations based on this week's Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA data, the UK software market was worth 17.8m for the week ending September 4th.

Overall the market has held relatively steady, with consumers buying software to accompany the recently launched new, slimmer PlayStation 3 model – with games such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare benefiting from the arrival of the new console.

However, although 505 Games' IL-2 Sturmovik and Square Enix's Dissidia: Final Fantasy performed strongly, there were no new releases that could compare to last week's smash hit Batman: Arkham Asylum, which continues to dominate the ChartTrack Top 40 at No.1.