The UK games market has shrunk since last week, according to a report on MCV. Unit sales are down by 12% but the market value has declined by 14% to £12.7m, despite a couple of reasonably big releases.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was the best seller, knocking Final Fantasy XIII-2 into second place. The Darkness II was in third place.
As the report points out, Sony’s Vita launches next week in the UK, bringing with it a large software catalogue, so hopefully that will help to give a boost to the market. Otherwise, if trends continue, February will see a monthly decline on January’s figures.