Video game sales in the UK went through the crumpetsphere this year with the citizenry spending £1.52 billion ($3.06 billion USD), a 25% increase from last year. BBC reports there are evidently still two weeks to be added to that 25%, including last week's sales of £87.9 million ($177million USD) in games sales. Maybe the British soccer guys actually do have something to complain about.

We're not exactly sure if the BBC is still talking strictly UK here, but it goes on to report a 33% increase in console sales over last year with 11 million units sold, it also points out that console games now make up 79% of all software sales. We'll believe gaming has taken over the UK when we see the Queen rocking a jeweled DS and talking about Brain Training during her Christmas speech.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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