Software Sales Monitor: Market rises to £14m

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THQ's UFC Undisputed 3 helped the UK games retail market rise 10.2 per cent to generate 14m last week. There was also retail price activity on many boxed games.

This caused a 14.8 per cent increase in overall unit sales which reached 615,298 during the week ending February 18th. EA's FIFA 12 was the second best-selling title of the week ahead of Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Several recent releases tumbled down the charts, with Final Fantasy XIII-2 falling to No.6, The Darkness II sliding to No.8, Kingdoms of Amalur dropping to No.12 and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection dipping to No.13. Grand Slam Tennis 2 fell to No.38 after its second week on sale.

With PlayStation Vita on sale now, retailers can expect the market value to jump next week. Furthermore, a range of other titles hit shelves today (Friday, February 24th), including EA shooter Syndicate and Zumba Fitness Rush from 505 Games and Majesco.