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GAME says there was "exceptional consumer demand" platform exclusives over Christmas


The UK retail GAME Group has reported that it experienced "exceptional consumer demand" for platform exclusives over the Christmas period.

"GAME experienced exceptional consumer demand for a number of single format games, including Mario Kart and Wii Fit on Nintendo Wii, LittleBigPlanet on Sony PS3, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 on Microsoft Xbox 360 and Brain Training and Professor Layton on Nintendo DS," said the company.

According to GI the big multiformat hitters were ove Call of Duty: World at War, FIFA 09, Fallout 3, Need for Speed: Undercover and Guitar Hero World Tour.

"Sales in the UK and Ireland were up 16.3 per cent, with like-for-like sales up 10 per cent, while international sales increased 17.3 per cent, although like-for-like sales were down by 3 per cent on a constant currency basis," says the article.

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