UK game revenue actually grew by 10 per cent last year, according to a new report by research firm, IHS.
The report estimates that digital game revenue was up 17.1 per cent last year, rising from £1.622bn to £1.899bn and when combine with Chart-Track's 'sold at retail' figure of £927.6m, means that overall game sales for the year were up 10 per cent over last year.
These numbers do factor in mobile and tablet gaming, so with that taken in to account, this means that digital sales were actually double that of retail. We'd love to see the weekly gaming charts account for both retail and digital or at least have a weekly digital gaming chart in addition to the retail one.
What do you think? And is digital the future or do you still love to see that disc on your shelf? We know which we prefer.