Only half of games sold are boxed new

Pre-owned and downloads creeping up

A new retail report has claimed new boxed sales account for just over half the total value of game retail sales.

According toe the Newzoo Games Market Report only 54 percent of the overall games market is accounted for by brand new boxed sales.

The other 46 percent is made up of pre-owned titles, digital distribution and DLC as well as subscriptions, microtransactions, skill gaming, virtual currency and mobile game sales.

It also claims that the UK games market is worth just under 3.8 billion GBP.

Thanks MCV.

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