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UK Video Game Market Worth £4.3 Billion in 2016; Increases in Digital, PC and Mobile Game Sales

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.

Those interested in reading the full report can do so by clicking HERE.

Better known as RzrsS in the video game scene, Stephan Rodts has been playing video games for nearly his entire life. He started out shooting poor ducks out of the sky in Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, but now shoots everything that moves. Be warned.


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