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UK gaming headset sales up 12%

The likes of Turtle Beach will be toasting another successful year, if the latest data from GfK is anything to go by.

Headset sales are up by almost 12 per cent so far this year, the stat tracker says.

It comes in contrast to the wider accessories business, which is having a mixed year. Unit sales are down 3.3 per cent for the year-to-date, while revenue is up 2.6 per cent.

Headsets are up 11.9 per cent in units and 3.1 per cent in revenue,”Chris Poole, senior account manager at GfK, told MCV.

He added that controller sales have declined 8.3 per cent in units so far this year.

Poole explains: The feeling is that gamers have been less inclined to buy extra controllers as they are playing online more, where headsets are needed for new titles like The Division.”

You can read more about the UK accessories market in this week’s MCV.

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