Mario & Sonic headline UK’s February, PC games on “downward spiral”

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 17 March 2008 13:20 GMT


According to this, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was the biggest selling game of February in the UK, followed by Devil May Cry 4 and Wii Play.

PC gaming’s looking rather grim by comparison, with the format only taking 15 percent of the market by units.

“Looking at the format share and you’ll notice that the PC is not doing particularly well at the moment, as it revolves around The Sims, World of Warcraft, Football Manager and the odd war/strategy title (e.g. Call of Duty), with the more traditional games not performing well at all,” said ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch. “We feel the market for PC games is on a downward spiral in terms of value generated in the UK market.”

Hit the link for all the UK sales stats you can handle, including some very dismal reading on the state of PC gaming in Britain.

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