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Adele’s 25 pips FIFA 16 to become the biggest UK entertainment launch of 2015… if we pretend digital doesn’t exist

Unsurprising, Adele’s 25 album was the UK’s biggest entertainment product of 2015 with 2.6m sales, according to retail trade body ERA. But it was very close between the smash hit album and the video game FIFA 16. FIFA 16 sold over 2.5m units, and was on sale for a much …

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UK digital game revenue is double that of physical, says IHS

Forget yesterday’s GfK Chart-Track figures, UK game revenue actually grew by 10 per cent last year. Sales of physical disc-based games dropped 2.2 per cent in revenue year-on-year to 927.6m. But according to IHS estimates, digital game revenue was up 17.1 per cent last year, rising from 1.622bn to 1.899bn …

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‘Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,’ says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks. In a letter to MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley said: There have always been some less than scrupulous retailers who try to steal a march on the …

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ERA: Games success story deserves to be told

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has thrown its support behind MCV’s Digital Counts campaign. The trade body says it estimates that games’ digital market is bigger than both music and video, but is unable to say definitively due to the lack of tracked figures. In a letter sent to MCV, …

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Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

The game revenue share held by supermarkets decreased in 2014. Last year, supermarkets took a 25.8 per cent share of the UK games software market by value, down on the 29.7 per cent recorded in 2013. This is according to the latest data from Chart-Track and published by the Entertainment …

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FIFA 15 is UK’s biggest video game of 2014, but it can’t match Frozen

The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has once again revealed the 20 best selling video games, movies and albums of 2014 in the UK. And not a single parent will be surprised to discover that Disney’s Frozen tops the list. That movie sold a staggering 4.012m copies last year, which is 1.34m …

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Entertainment Retailers Association names new chairman

The Entertainment Retailers Association has named Raoul Chatterjee as its new chairman. Chatterjee is the SVP for music at 7Digital and replaces Paul Quirk, who led the organisation for the past six years. Chatterjee has previously worked at Warner Music UK. I am honoured to have been elected by my …

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PlayStation game sales rose in 2013, but Xbox was still king

PlayStation was the only console brand to increase its video games sales last year. According to ERA based on GfK Chart-Track data, the number of PS4, PS3, PS2, Vita, PSP games sold last year was 11.4m, an increase of 1.8 per cent over 2012. These games combined generated 372m, a …

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PS4 outsold Xbox One by 166,000 consoles in UK last year

PS4 and Xbox One posted incredible sales figures in the UK, with Sony coming out on top. PlayStation 4 has sold 530,000 units in the UK in just five weeks, according to ERA (using Chart-Track data), while Xbox One has sold 364,000 units. It’s a significant gap between the two …

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ERA: PS4 ahead of Xbox One in consumer survey

The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has revealed the latest findings of its UK consumer survey, and it’s good news for PlayStation. The firm’s market research included over 2,060 respondents, and was presented as part of the firm’s AGM on Wednesday. It revealed that 10 per cent of adults say they are …

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