Future games mag sales up 23%, shows ABC

Thursday, 14 February 2008 15:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt


In the year ending December 31 2007, Future’s combined games mags sales were up 23 percent over the same period in the previous year, the company announced today.

Winners for the group included Official Nintendo Magazine (up 37 per cent to 58,754) and Xbox 360: The Official Xbox Magazine (up 19 percent to 66,894). The recently launched Official PlayStation Magazine announced a first ABC of 46,018. The unofficial Xbox magazine Xbox World 360 increased 37 percent to 31,698.

Falling circulations continued to blight Future’s PC magazines, however. PC Gamer dropped 11 percent to 38,654, while PC Zone got a fairly serious kicking over the year, down 17 percent to 22,297.

Future’s multiformats also fared less well. Edge was down 11 percent to 31,304, with GamesMaster taking a slight hit, down 53,904 copies to 51,389.

PSM3 saw a slight rise of 1 per cent to 26,885, but PSW entered the killzone, down 16 per cent to 21,826.