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UK Game Sales rise by 7.5% thanks to Digital

The UK games industry has seen sales rise by some 7.5% in 2014, compared to 2013. The rise is seen as a result of a startling increase in demand for ...

News 03 Jan 2015, 02:56 IST
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The UK games industry has seen sales rise by some 7.5% in 2014, compared to 2013. The rise is seen as a result of a startling increase in demand for PC games in the country. 

Digital sales hit the £1.5 billion mark for 2014 in the process, thereby marking a 18.8% rise from  the previous year. Boxed games which include PC and console titles - dropped in sales, bringing in £948.5m - a 6.6% drop on 2013. However, the massive gain in digital copies means the overall chunk of change brought in for the UK games industry was £2.452 billion, which is great for the industry.

The 'other' entertainment sectors saw realtime drops, with music sales down by 1.6% and movies dropping 1.4%.

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