UK games retail made £600m in December – report

Monday, 13th January 2014 14:29 GMT By Dave Cook

The UK’s game retail sector made £600 million in December alone, score-keeper Chart-Track has revealed.

MCV reported on the numbers today, flagging up software sales of £265.4 million, bolstered by the sale of some 1.25 million game consoles during the month.

Digital games and accessories were not included in the figure. Speaking with the site, HMV game boss Phil Browes said of the stats, “HMV had a very strong December trading period, ahead of our expectations which is fantastic news. Games was one of the star performers with strong demand on next-gen but also a real surge in demand for the key current-gen titles in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

GAME category director Charlotte Knight said, “The arrival of Xbox One and PS4 meant it was an epic Christmas. We’ve never had two massive launches so close together before – let alone at Christmas – and we are delighted with their success. The format holders and publishers have absolutely delivered.”

With more people surely buying next-gen formats in 2014, could this Christmas trump last year’s? It’s looking likely.

What do you think?



  1. Pytox

    All thanks to Alien Colonial Marines :P

    #1 8 months ago
  2. GrimRita

    I retail should make the most of it because I doubt if next year will see that kind of money spent at retail. Not because people are skint but more and more are shopping online.

    I purchased 100% of Christmas online, including groceries(which I have been doing for 10 years) and can’t see the point of joining huge Qs to pay for an item.

    I’m also building a helipad for those Amazon Prime drones ;)

    #2 8 months ago
  3. TheBlackHole


    It won’t make that much money because you won’t have two new consoles launching. Has little to do with online spend, especially as the economy strengthens over the next few years.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Nobroact

    my best friend’s step-sister makes $79 an hour on the internet. She has been fired from work for 9 months but last month her pay was $17923 just working on the internet for a few hours. go now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    #4 8 months ago

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