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UK retail sees second consecutive YoY loss in 2011

Monday, 14th March 2011 10:56 GMT By Johnny Cullen

MCV‘s reporting that boxed copy British games retail suffered a 23 percent YoY decrease in February, marking a second straight month of declines.

The report claims that 3.2 million games were sold at retail last month, with revenue coming in at £72.6 million, down 22.1 percent YoY from February 2010.

In terms of platform ratio, 360 ruled the roost, accounting for 29 percent of games sold last month. PS3 followed in second and Wii in third. EA was the biggest publisher in unit value, followed by Ubisoft and Nintendo.

The biggest selling game for last month was Black Ops, followed by Dead Space 2 and FIFA 11.

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  1. CastellanSpandrell

    Oh poor retail! The stiffing of the industry via used game sales isn’t making them enough money and now they’re suffering. The poor loves.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. scuz

    Awww diddums.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Muddy

    Its not surprising. When you walk into Game you can’t see anything else but a sea of used games. Trying to get a decent copy without somehow feeling is the game really new or just being passed off doesn’t fill you with much confidence. Also the clueless staff try to force preowned down your neck as they make more profit on it doesn’t help either. Atleast with online sales its cheaper,sealed and normally delivered a day or two early. Goodbye Game and good ridance!!!!

    #3 3 years ago