£552 million is an increase of 7.7% over 2011's £512.9 million in digital videogame sales.
However, retail game sales are down 26.4%, and overall videogame sales, digital and physical combined, are down 17.4%. It's noteworthy that overall digital entertainment sales are down, with total digital sales down 12%.
Some think that the Olympics had a negative effect on British digital sales, and 2013 should see a rise in digital sales, as well as entertainment sales overall.
UK digital sales rose as overall market sales declined in 2012
02 January 2013 | By JonahFalcon
- Games Industry BIZ