Could These 20 Games Save Christmas For Retailers?

Could These 20 Games Save Christmas For Retailers?

On Saturday we reported about the slump in business for UK retailers, leading to the lowest week in software sales since records began. After the slow summer season salvation may be around the corner however, as the Christmas rush for AAA releases could bring in as much as £320 million to stores across nation. Last year a staggering £720 million was generated from boxed sales in the last quarter alone, 52% of these sales being made up by the top 20 titles. This year UK gamers have chosen their top 20 titles they think will save retailers this Christmas.

Some obvious titles have been chosen such as Call of Duty, Fifa and Assassins Creed but there is also somewhat of a focus on family friendly games like Just Dance 4 and Super Mario Brothers 2.

The full list in no particular order is as follows: Skylanders Giants, Pokemon Black 2, Fifa 13, Resident Evil 6, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Super Mario Brothers 2, Football Manager 2013, Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Halo 4, Assassins Creed 3, Playstation Wonderbook, Forza Horizon, Lego Lord of the Rings and Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

Notable titles missing from the list include F1 2012 and PES 2013.

I have to say that this is a great little list of games including at least six games that I am planning to buy myself at some point. Will this be enough to keep stores running? How many of these games are you planning on purchasing?

All information taken from MCV and the GfK Chart-Track.

7 thoughts on “Could These 20 Games Save Christmas For Retailers?

  1. Call me crazy, but isn’t it time these retailers gave up on pure game sales, and starting running LAN tournaments, providing internet access and selling merchandise?

    I want to be able to sit down with a coffee and try out some games in the shop, then talk about them with like-minded people. At the moment these places feel like cheap supermarkets.

    1. The main HMV store in Edinburgh has a whole section just for trying games out. You pay for an hour at a time and play new releases. You can watch other people or ask the staff about things. No LAN parties yet though.

  2. That is an idea I have knocked around in my head before, that would probably work as people would go in the store to play the games, and then they can buy them. It would make us millions I tell ye!

  3. Would be great to able to test these games out before buying them. £40 is a lot of money for something that you could potentially complete in 7-8 hours. I’ve taken to renting most games from blockbuster for a week now as its plenty of time to complete most of the stuff coming out now. The exceptions are fifa & probably dishonoured.

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