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Report: UK hardware, software and accessory sales down in first half 2010


A report from Chart-Track, ELSPA and ISFE notes that UK hardware sales dropped 32 percent in the first half of 2010, with revenue declining from £378 million to £256 million. Meanwhile, software sales were also down 10 percent, from £592 million to £533 million. The data doesn't include PC, console digital distribution nor used sales. Given the increased revenue of services like Xbox Live and the current economy's effect on the pre-owned market, not having that data included really muddles the issue.

The report also states that overall sales of accessories, software and hardware were down 16 percent from £1.14 billion in 2009 to £963 million in the first half of 2010. Of course, if folks are dropping millions of pounds on Facebook microtransactions, casual PC games and DLC for their favorite titles, it's not being reflected in this report.

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