UK boxed retail sales climb for first time in four years
The UK games market moved 5.17 million boxed games in the last month, a sum that has broke the region's 59-month streak of gradually declining sales, CVG reports. The total is a 45 percent year-on-year increase and the first growth for games retail in the UK since December 2008.

MCV reports that Grand Theft Auto 5 accounted for 52 percent of those sales alone, helping the UK market generate £187.2 million in the month of September. The game moved 2.25 million units in the region during its first week and shared a release month with FIFA 14.

It will be interesting to see how the incoming consoles affect retail sales, but for now, carjackings and football for everyone!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.