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UK games sales down 30% in January to £59.2 million

Friday, 10th February 2012 14:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

MCV has posted ChartTrack’s monthly figures, it looks as though UK games sales were down 30% year-over-year for the month of January, with revenue coming in at £59.2 million.

As with the NPD charts in the US, the lack of new releases was a contributing factor to UK’s decline, where as in January 2011 the month was bolstered by the releases of Dead Space 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2.

FIFA 12 was the best-selling game for the month in the region, followed by Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. The only new release in the top 50 was Resident Evil: Revelations which released in Europe on January 27.

In total 2,781,786 games were sold at UK retail in January, which is a 27.7% decline compared to the year prior.

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  1. OlderGamer

    Franchise/hardware/generation fatigue?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    @1 There are a few problems. Firstly only looking at brick and mortar. That market isn’t going to get bigger. Ever.

    Between that and no major releases for January, I think you have your answer. Last year also had a WoW expansion the previous December.

    If February/March shows a trend like that, then it’s time to start listening.

    #2 2 years ago