This is intriguing math. Gfk-ChartTrack of UK has released the data for console sales in the region up to June 27, 2009 and it shows that there is a stellar 24 million installed base in the UK to date, with 8.4 million contributing to that number in the past 12 months.
Who reigns supreme? No question to it, the Nintendo's DS is still the king of the handhelds with 9.1 million install base. That's 2.7 million more users in the past year. It is also reported that since its launch in April of this year, the DSi has already sold 300,000 units.
Coming in second place is Nintendo's home console, Wii, with 5.4 million gamers secured in its lawn, with 2.3 million additional installed base coming in June 2008. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 is also quite enjoying attention from the UK gamers - 3.9 million installed base thus far, with 1.7 million joining in the club the past 12 months.
As for the PS3, it sits at 2.2 million, with 900,000 units up from the same period last year. Sony's handheld, the PSP, has sold 3.3 million units, experiencing an increase in sales with 500,000 units sold the past year.
In total, that would amount to 24 million units gaming consoles sold. Despite what your leanings may be, or which console you prefer to be on top, the good news here is that the gaming industry in UK is apparently thriving, with all platforms getting positive movement in sales for 2008.
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