UK sees 33.2% drop in April game sales

Posted By | On 14th, May. 2012 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @MostUnfurrowed

The UK retail games market has seen a sharp decline of sales in what has been a tough April for many retailers.

Compared to April 2011, 33.2% fewer games were sold, seeing just over 2m games sold in April 2012.

This translates as £45.8m in trade for UK retailers, a steep drop of 34.1 % over the same period.

However, April 2012 has seen significantly fewer titles than the previous year. 2011 saw the release of Motorstorm: Apocalypse, Mortal Kombat and Portal 2.

EA was top publisher, with FIFA Street being the top selling game, as well as having an impressive 5 titles in the Top 10.

Microsoft’s Kinect Star Wars came in at no. 2 and Activision’s Prototype 2 managed an impressive no. 5 after having only been on sale for two days.

The Xbox 360 led the pack as top platform whilst every Nintendo console gained ground and grew in market share.

Sources: VGReleases, MCV

Data: UKIE and GfK Chart-Track


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