UK weekly game sales dip below £20 million

The UK video games market weekly value has dropped seven per cent, dipping below 20 million for the first time in two months.

According to MCV calculations, based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA report, games retail took 18.7 million for the weekend ending July 10th. Unit sales dipped one per cent to 825,244.

Despite the fall, the games market is still performing strongly during the traditionally quiet summer months – with movie tie-ins and major sports games such as Tiger Woods boosting sales. The Conduit was the only new entry in the UK Top 40.

With a lack of key titles on the schedule, retail should expect the slide to continue at least until Nintendo release Wii Sports Resort on July 24th.

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