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Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £60.9m

The UK games market fell by 50 per cent week-on-week. But that’s not bad news – it still generated 60.9m compared to last week’s record high of 120.8m. Almost 2m games were sold at retail, down 40.8 per cent compared to last week’s phenomenal 3,289,421 units. It was still a …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market dips 19%

The boxed games market value fell to 31.7m this week down from last week’s 39.1m – a change of 18.9 per cent. Unit sales dipped 14.7 per cent to 1,109,321. Sales were down partly because there were fewer blockbuster games released between October 29th and November 5th compared to prior …

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Sledgehammer: Modern Warfare 3 not aiming to shock

Despite claims to the contrary, the developers of Call of Duty say that they do not see the use of shocking content as a marketing tool for their games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is released worldwide tomorrow, and while the mainstream media has yet to go big” on …

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Core games star in strong September

A big month for core gaming helped UK games retailers take 125.6m during September. It is only a slight drop of 1.5 per cent compared to September 2010.This is because it was higher-priced core games– such as FIFA 12, Gearsof War 3 and Dead Island – that sold the most …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market falls to £26.3m

It’s the post-FIFA blues this week, with unit sales falling 43 per cent to 887,494 and the market value plunging further, down 51 per cent to 26.3m week-on-week. It’s an expected drop, but was perhaps a little steeper than retail would have hoped – it’s a bigger drop than the …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market soars to £53.8m

The market value leaped 94 per cent week-on-week to 53.8m following FIFA 12’s release – the biggest week for games retail so far this year. Units are up 73 per cent to over 1.5m. FIFA 12 beat FIFA 11’s launch week with 18 per cent more games sold. And retail …

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UK Software Sales Monitor: Market jumps to £27.7m

The UK games retail market generated 27.7m last week, a 136 per cent rise week-on-week and the second highest number this year. Over 900,000 software units were sold last week, up 75 per cent over the seven days before. It’s amazing what two games can do.The market was driven largely …

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Games market steps up a Gear

Christmas came early for UK retail last week: physical game sales rose to its highest point since the first week of the year. UK stores generated 27.7m from game sales for the seven days ending September 24th, 136 per cent up over the week before. Renewed market momentum came thanks …

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UK Software Sales Monitor: Market falls to £11.7m

A lack of major product saw the UK games market drop significantly to 11.73m this week – a fall of 34 per cent. Unit sales also dipped 24 per cent to 519,196 for the week ending September 17th. Retail will hope the figures are just a blip as the market …

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UK Software Sales Monitor: Market jumps to £17.6m

The weekly games software market value hit 17.6m this week – up 28 per cent over the 13.7m generated last week. Game unit sales leapt 11 per cent to 687,610. It’s the best performance for the boxed games industry in the past month, with Dead Island and Warhammer 40,000: Space …

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