UK consumers spent over £100 million more on digital PC and console games in 2014 than they did on boxed games.
£935 million was spent on boxed video games last year, down 6.3 per cent from 2013’s £998 million, according to GfK Chart-Track data as compiled by MCV. Comparatively, £1.048 billion was spent on digital PC and console games in 2014, up 17 per cent on 2013’s £891 million, based on IHS estimates.
Peripheral and accessory sales generated £288 million, up 4.3 per cent on 2013’s £276 million.
Overall the UK video games market generated just shy of £4 billion (£3.944 billion) in consumer spending during 2014. This represents an increase of 13 per cent over 2013’s £3.48 billion, meaning UK shoppers spent some half a billion pounds more on the video games market in 2014 than they did the year prior.
Last year DFC told PCR that PC games had surpassed console games globally in terms of revenues.