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Sales rocket by 23 per cent

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Videogame sales in Blighty jumped a record 23 per cent to £1.9bn ($2.8bn/€2bn)in 2008.

That is more than double the UK’s total videogames sales over the previous five years, according to the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), which compiles the sales charts.

Videogames for the all-mighty Wii accounted for almost one quarter of all software sales, with over 20m games shifted – an increase of 153 per cent on 2007.

Hardcore gamers also fuelled a 51 per cent jump in Xbox 360 software sales to a total of 14.9m games in 2008. Software sales to the PlayStation 3 camp increased 145 per cent to 10.4m units, up from 4.2m in 2007.

UK console sales in 2008 rose 14 per cent on 2007, and raked in £1.4bn ($2bn/€1.5bn.

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