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Video Game Sales Up 11%, Led by UK and US, Japan Declines

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 8:03 a.m. PST

Top Global Markets, which combines sales numbers from The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track Limited and Enterbrain, Inc., has released its global video game sales revealing that the market grew 11% in 2008 to 409.9 million, compared to 2007's 367.7 million units. Both US and UK showed growth, with 15% and 26% respectively, while Japan saw a 13% decline in 2008, mainly due to a decrease in PS2 titles.
Top Global Markets, which combines sales numbers from The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track Limited and Enterbrain, Inc., has released its global video game sales revealing that the market grew 11% in 2008 to 409.9 million, compared to 2007's 367.7 million units. Both US and UK showed growth, with 15% and 26% respectively, while Japan saw a 13% decline in 2008, mainly due to a decrease in PS2 titles.
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