MCV‘s predicted that the UK market will become the second largest in the world next to the US this year, overtaking Japan.
Whilst the Japanese market was worth £520,000 more than the UK in 2008, it declined year-on-year by 15 percent, says the site.
The UK rose by 18.5 percent in the same year. If trends continue in 2009, the UK will attain an annual video games market value of £4.77bn.
In contrast, Japan is currently on target to achieve a 2009 market value of £3.86bn.
There’s a heap of global sales analysis here.