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UK GAMES MARKET 2007

The definitive report
By Neil Long
January 10

MCV present the full facts and figures from the last twelve months in the UK games market, courtesy of our trade partnership with ELSPA and ChartTrack...

Total software units:
£75.9m (Up 16 per cent on 2006)

Total sofware value:

£1.72billion (Up 25 per cent on 2006)

Total console software (units):
58.2 million (Up 26 per cent on 2006)

Total console software (value):
£1.41bn (Up 34 per cent on 2006)

Console handheld (units):
21.4m (Up 45 per cent on 2006)

Console handheld (value):
£434m (Up 28 per cent on 2006)

BEST-SELLING GAMES ALL FORMATS 2007:


1. FIFA 08 (Electronic Arts)
2. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
5. More Brain Traning (Nintendo)
6. Halo 3 (Microsoft)
7. The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts)
8. Wii Play (Nintendo)
9. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)
10. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 (THQ)

SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS’ MARKET SHARE IN VALUE:


1. Electronic Arts: 17.4 per cent
2. Nintendo: 12.9 3 per cent
3. Microsoft: 9.1 per cent
4. Ubisoft: 8.2 per cent
5. Activision: 7.3 per cent
6. THQ: 5.8 per cent
7. Sega: 5.3 per cent
8. Sony: 5.0 per cent
9. Symantec: 3.2
10. Take 2: 3.1 per cent

SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS’ MARKET SHARE IN UNITS:

1. Electronic Arts: 15.8 per cent
2. Nintendo: 12.3 per cent
3. Ubisoft: 8.6 per cent
4. THQ: 6.7 per cent
5. Activision: 6.2 per cent
6. Sega: 5.2 per cent
7. Microsoft: 5.0 per cent
8. Sony: 4.8 per cent
9. Take 2: 3.8 per cent
10. Eidos: 2.7 per cent
Note: Microsoft software calculations include non-games PC software.

FORMAT MARKET SHARE BY VALUE


Xbox 360: 18.6 per cent
Nintendo DS: 18.2 per cent
PC: 17.9 per cent
PlayStation 2: 15.3 per cent
Wii: 13.2 per cent
PSP: 6.4 per cent
PS3: 9.1 per cent
GBA: 0.6 per cent

FORMAT MARKET SHARE BY UNITS


PC: 23.3 per cent
Nintendo DS: 19.7 per cent
PlayStation 2: 18.7 per cent
Xbox 360: 12.9 per cent
Wii: 10.4 per cent
PSP: 7.4 per cent
PS3: 5.6 per cent
GBA: 1.1 per cent

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