The UK consumer games market had a record-breaking value of £4.33 billion in 2016, games trade body Ukie has revealed.
Ukie revealed its report earlier this morning at its annual Games Industry Market Valuation Breakfast event which shows a rise of 1.2% over 2015’s findings.
The UK video game industry has seen a positive growth in many aspects including an 11.1% increase in digital console and PC games sales, a 16.9% rise in mobile games revenue in the UK, now worth a staggering £995 million, while software sales have exceeded £3 billion for the first time in the UK.
VR headsets and hardware sales are included in the report for the first time with a value of £61.3m and PC gaming in the UK saw a significant bump in sales, with top-end graphics card sales rising considerably by 64% to £258m.
Away from video game sales, Pokémon GO and Minecraft were major factors in increased sales for game-related toys and merchandise, and books and magazines with toys and merchandise sales growing by 7.2% to £66.8m, and books and magazines rising 13% to £18.4m.
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