A new report form GameIndustry.biz has revealed how successful games retail was in the UK last year, and the big news is that there was a pretty significant decline in physical game sales.
GfK's figures show the that physical games market in the UK fell 15.8% to £1.78 billion last year, including games, consoles, accessories etc., and hardware suffered the biggest hit out of that, with 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and legacy devices combined generating £503 million, a 27% decrease from 2015.
Sales of gaming accessories, however, increased by 1% to £501 million, so that's pretty good news. The same can't be said for software, however, as although it sold £776 million, this signified a drop of 16.4% compared to the year before.
For more in-depth information on the report, visit this link. Are you a fan of physical gaming, or digital?