Hardware sales down by 32% in UK

According to the Statics and data reveal by Chart-Track, ELSPA and ISFE, the hardware revenue has seen a huge downfall 32% in the first six month of current year. It came down from £378 million to £256 million as compared to the first six month time period in 2009.

A downfall of 10% is calculated in Software Sale for the same time period, it came down from £592 million to £533 million. This data does not include the PC games, digital distribution program (Xbox Live or PSN) and second hand market.

The total gross on hardware and software is £963 million, a downfall of 16% as compare to £1.143 billion in first six month in 2009.

ELSPA director Michael Rawlinson said, “UK consumers are still facing economic uncertainty and everyone is looking to how they can make savings, which has naturally impacted on the entertainment industry as a whole,”

“Consumers are increasingly downloading videogames from websites,” he said, “and are also increasingly playing games not only on consoles, but also on their mobiles or through social networking sites, such as Facebook.

“This is proof that interactive entertainment is expanding way beyond its traditional boundaries.”

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