UK games market hits record target

Industry figures have shown that the UK games market has hit its record target, reaching US$5billion in spending last year.

The figures by Trade body UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie) found that most sales were made online and via digital games, helping credit a 12.4% growth from 2016.

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Dorian Bloch, senior client insight director for entertainment, at market research firm GfK, said to the BBC: “Nintendo Switch, Sony’s PS4 Pro and Microsoft’s Xbox One X, have helped drive the strong performance in the sector.

“It is clear that the console gaming market is now enjoying a renaissance.”

Fifa 18, Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto also a saw a small rise in sales popularity.

Written by Leah Alger