The UK has gone GAMING MAD – 22 million consoles in use, PS3 dead last

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uk-console-sales-22-million.jpgGfk-ChartTrack, the Europe-wide sales-counting conglomerate that tracks how many games and how much hardware we’ve all been buying, has said there are now a staggering 22 million games consoles in the UK.

That’s an increase from January 2008’s 13.5 million, a figure which presumably doesn’t include all our childhood Mega Drives and SNESs that are sitting in mum & dad’s loft. Nintendo sold 2.9 million Wiis between Jan 2008 and Jan 2009, Microsoft shifted 1.4m Xbox 360 consoles and Sony moved a rather poor 1m PS3s, making it a stellar year for all involved in shifting “units” to “the kids.”

Meanwhile, famed self-promoting “industry analyst” Michael Pachter from Wedbush Morgan says he’s sure both Microsoft and Sony will cut their prices further during 2009 – rather un-shockingly predicting a $100 cut for PS3 and a $50 reduction for Xbox 360.

(Via MCV and Reg)

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Gary Cutlack