UK games market up 16% thanks to Wii Sports Resort

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:09 GMT

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Weekly values for the UK games market were up 16 percent thanks to Wii Sports Resort.

According a report from MCV, Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA figures show a market jump from £16.9 million week ending July 10 to £18.6 million for week ending July 25 with unit sales hitting 907,501.

Currently, sales figures are down two percent to £18.3 million, with unit sales up two percent to 923,204.

Upcoming games for August include Batman Arkham Asylum, Wolfenstein and Ashes Cricket 2009 with September promising The Beatles: Rock Band, Halo 3: ODST, Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box, Need For Speed Shift and Dirt 2.

Looks like September will be a decent month.

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