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Germany Claims England’s Top Spot

August 17, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


According to recently released data, collected by Chart Track GfK International, Germany has overtaken England as the biggest European video game market, on a country-by-country basis. This is quite significant, as England has proven to be the biggest European gaming market for quite some time now.

Videogame sales in England dropped nearly 20% in year-over-year software sales for the first half of 2009. Portugal saw a 16% increase in YoY software sales, while Sweden notched a 4% gain.

A representative of GfK Media Control claims that the lack of blockbuster games has contributed to the ousting of England for the top spot.

“The decline [is] mostly due to a lack of new-released blockbuster games in the UK in 2009”