Weekly UK sales dip below £15m

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The UK weekly video games market value continues its August slide, slipping to under 15 million for the first time in three months.

According to MCV calculations, based on this week's Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market dropped to 14.8 million for the week ending August 22nd, a five per cent drop over the week before. Units also slipped, falling seven per cent to 778,634.

The UK games market has been in decline since the release of Wii Sports Resort in July, with very few new releases hitting shelves.

However, that all changes today with the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum, while September sees the release of The Beatles: Rock Band, Halo 3: ODST, Guitar Hero 5, Dirt 2, Need for Speed, Professor Layton and more big games.