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PC download chart deal brokered for UK

Looks like the UK will finally get a games download chart thanks to the deal wrangling skills of the ELSPA and Chart-Track.

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Elspa headlines

  • UK hardware sales drop 32% in first half of 2010

    Hardware sales in the UK are down a heavy 32 percent so far this year.

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  • ELSPA: 32% percent of UK population now gamers

    UK trade organisation ELSPA’s claimed that 32 percent of the UK population now play games.

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  • ELSPA changes name to UK Interactive Entertainment Association

    The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) has announced that it’s to change its name to UK Interactive Entertainment Association.

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  • UK boxed product sales down 18% in 2009

    Boxed UK game sales took a major hit in 2009, according to Chart-Track, with overall numbers down 18 percent for the year.

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  • 6.7 million games consoles sold in UK last year

    According to figures by ELSPA today, over 6.7 million games consoles were sold in the UK last year.

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  • Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as top UK software format

    ELSPA’s announced that Xbox 360 overtook Wii as the biggest software format by revenue in the UK last year.

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  • UK games revenue down 18% to £3.311 billion in 2009

    ELSPA just confirmed 2009 as the second largest year on record for games in the UK, with revenue coming in at £3.311 billion, down from £4.034 billion the previous year. The figure respresents a drop of 17.9%, year-on-year.

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  • MW2 gets diamond sales award from ELSPA

    ELSPA has awarded Modern Warfare 2 the highest sales award possible with a diamond sales award. Obviously, as you know, the game sold over 1.7 million units in it’s launch week, with over a million on the 360 alone. Infinity Ward’s shooter is only the sixteenth game to get a diamond award, which is only […]

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  • London Games Conference to "tackle biggest issues facing publishers and developers today"

    Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the Shadow Minister for Culture have each been announced to speak at the London Games Conference on October 27 at BAFTA. According to the press release, the conference “will tackle the biggest issues facing publishers and developers today: How to strengthen relationships with their playing customers and how to sell products […]

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  • UK Government to create videogames committee

    The UK Government has decided to create a cross-departmental committee to examine issues affecting the videogame industry. ELSPA’s first meeting with Minister for Creative Industries Siôn Simon last week was the catalyst for the formation. “The news was indeed upbeat,” said ELSPA director general Michael Rawlinson. “The Minister assured us that the Government is confident […]

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  • Rawlinson makes ELSPA director general

    ELSPA’s promoted MD Michael Rawlinson to director general, the trade body announced this morning. Paul Jackson, who currently holds the position, will move into an “advisory role”. Press release after the link.

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  • LittleBigPlanet sold over 200,000 copies in the UK

    The ELSPA has awarded Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet Gold Status meaning the Sony flagship title has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK. As Edge points out, the game is still selling steadily even though it dropped out of the UK Top Ten just one week after its fourth place début. Sony has labelled the game […]

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  • ELSPA: Video games are "bringing families together"

    ELSPA managing director Michael Rawlinson has proclaimed that family titles are responsible for the huge upturn in UK games revenue, and that games themselves are “bringing families together.” “It is encouraging to see that the popularity of video games continues to grow year-on-year,” he said. “More than ever, video gaming is increasingly bringing families together […]

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  • UK games market worth £4.03bn in 2008 whilst Wii software rises 112%

    ELSPA data shows that UK consumers spent £4.03 billion on videogame products in 2008 with Nintendo’s Wii system accounting for almost a quarter of all software sold. Wii sold over 20 million games last year which is an increase of 112 percent over 2007. Software sales as a whole were up 23% over last year, […]

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  • PEGI traffic light ratings to go live in Europe this spring

    According to this GI story, PEGI’s traffic light symbols are to go live in Europe this spring. The ratings body will tweak it’s original design after the BBFC said it would take legal advise over the fact it all looked a bit “similar” to its own symbols. “PEGI has agreed those changes and they will […]

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  • BBFC may sue over ELSPA traffic light symbols

    According to this Edge piece, the BBFC is taking legal advice over ELSPA’s newly announced traffic light ratings symbols. “Our classification symbols have been colour-coded since 1982. They’re very widely recognised, and in fact they are trademark and copyright protected,” said a rep. “We’re happy for ELSPA to make sensible improvements, but not if they […]

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  • Charitable handouts a complete pile of toss, says Wedgwood

    Speaking with GI at Develop last week, Paul Wedgwood, the man behind Splash Damage, said that the idea of the UK games industry receiving tax breaks is “a complete pile of toss.” “I absolutely love game development in the UK,” he said. “I just don’t like all this rubbish about us needing charitable handouts to […]

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  • 31.3 million games sold in the UK in first six months of 2008

    ELSPA just issued a press release saying the first six months of 2008 are a record for the UK in terms of games sales, with 31.3 million games sold generating a revenue of £738 million. “Games are now one of the most popular pastimes of the British – hence these remarkable figures. Our gamers are […]

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  • Jackson: Children won't be protected by BBFC

    ELSPA head Paul Jackson just responded to yesterday’s Government comment saying tax breaks for UK developers are now being assessed, welcoming in the move but saying putting age ratings onto the BBFC in the UK will fail in its aim to protect children. “We appreciate comments from Government about its support and the work being […]

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