Triple-A game sales reach all-time low in the UK

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Posted 11:24am on Thu 23 February 2012
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Triple-A game sales reach all-time low in the UK
Sales of triple-A video games are at an all-time low in the UK, which has led to a 25 per cent decline in the retail market compared to the same period last year, reports MCV.

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Posted 11:24am on Thu 23 February 2012
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Sales of triple-A video games are at an all-time low in the UK, which has led to a 25 per cent decline in the retail market compared to the same period last year, reports MCV.

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I think the only new title I've bought this year is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, simply because my backlog is so crammed full of untouched triple-A titles that any more would be a waste. I still have the shrinkwrap on Batman: Arkham City and my 'yet to even unwrap' catalogue goes back as far as Gears of War 2. (Three and a half years if you're counting).

So obviously the blame lies squarely at the feet of Videogamer.com's Member of the Month system and overzealous distribution of Pride Box contents.




And Skyrim.
Posted 11:49am on Thu 23 February 2012
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I haven't bought a brand new game since Skyrim... but then again I've been playing less recently. I've found Skyrim/ Fifa /BF3 have pretty much all I need, along with wanting to complete games I haven't got round to finishing yet.
Posted 12:22pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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I've just been taking the opportunity to catch up on a backlog of games - still got plenty to go! Combined with the fact that game prices drop so rapidly (for the most part) now, I see no reason to jump in day-one for the most part.

That said, come April, after Mass Effect 3, Witcher 2, Risen 2... they too should keep me going for a good, long time. Quality, rather than quantity. That is what the publisher's should bear in mind.
Posted 1:01pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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The last 'Triple A' (I hate that term) game I purchased was Modern Warfare 3. I buy quite a few used games and the occasional new one. Like Clockpunk, I also don't need to buy things day one and would rather wait a month or two for a price drop.
Posted 1:49pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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Sales of triple-A video games are at an all-time low in the UK, which has led to a 25 per cent decline in the retail market compared to the same period last year, reports MCV.

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I only ever buy 2 or 3 games a year anyway, this year sfxt and Borderlands 2 are looking to be in that list, depending on Mass Effect 3's rental availability.
Posted 2:51pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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Posted 2:57pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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I think there are soo many games coming out which are high quality, I swear only a few really good games used to come out then the rest would just be okay. I think it's probably reflected in game review scores now as well, there are so many 8/9 games that we can't possibly buy and play them all.

They need to start making crappier games, which are cheaper to produce, and allow gamers time to play and complete other gooden's. That's my brilliant solution.
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