UK games retail sinks 13% in 2011

UK games retail sinks 13% in 2011

By Ben Parfitt

January 5th 2012 at 2:48PM

Third year of decline, but full picture unclear with no data on digital

The overall UK video game market was worth £2.52bn in 2011 according to the latest UKIE figures. That represents a year-on-year drop of 13 per cent from £2.88bn and a third year of decline.

In 2008 the UK market was worth £3.31bn.

The physical UK software market in 2011 was worth £1.42bn, down seven per cent year-on-year. The console game software market was worth £1.35bn, with Xbox 360 being the only format that enjoyed a year of growth.

MCV has the full report