Grand Theft Auto V Halts Four Year Sales Decline at UK Retail

October 3, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Sales of boxed games have climbed for the first time in the UK since December 2008, thanks to Grand Theft Auto V. According to CVG - citing data from MCV - Rockstar's latest game has sold more than 2.6 million units in the UK in two weeks, accounting for half of all boxed games sold in September.

According to MCV, GTA V has already generated more than £90 million in UK sales, and with the release of other key titles such as FIFA 14, retailers have made more than £180 million in total. This number represents a 45 percent year-on-year increase, and the first time the retail sector recorded an increase in spending since December 2008.

New consoles are expected to drive gradual market growth back up in the UK - at least during the holiday shopping season.

Source: CVG


 
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