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Following on from recent celebrations of five million PlayStation 2s sold in the UK, ChartTrack have revealed that the console still holds a 62.4% share of the UK home co...

David Jenkins, Blogger

February 23, 2004

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Following on from recent celebrations of five million PlayStation 2s sold in the UK, ChartTrack have revealed that the console still holds a 62.4% share of the UK home console market (not including handhelds). During the five weeks ended January 31st the PlayStation 2 saw sales decrease by 3%, Xbox sales rise by 25% and GameCube sales increase by 78%. In terms of overall market share though the Xbox is still a very distant second with 26.1% of the market and the GameCube an almost irrelevant 11.4%. These results are largely in keeping with previous activity in the UK market although the wider European market, for which figures are much harder to come by, generally show GameCube sales at the same level or slightly above the Xbox. In related news SCEE chief David Reeves has hinted in trade newspaper MCV that the PlayStation 2 could drop to a £99 price tag before the end of the year, but that "there are many other things we will do first”. Source: ChartTrack

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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