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The physical gaming market declined in the UK last year

Accessories are the only thing that saw a sales increase.

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?