Nintendo Switch and VR drive UK games sales to record £5bn

Gaming fans splash out on consoles, virtual reality headsets and events as they defy spending gloom

The UK games market broke the £5bn sales mark for the first-time last year as Nintendo’s new hybrid Switch console boomed and virtual reality headsets flew off the shelves.

Gaming fans forked out £5.11bn on consoles, games, hardware such as headsets and attending events – a 12.4% year-on-year rise – as the sector defied a wider downturn in consumer spending.

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Source: theguardian
Nintendo Switch and VR drive UK games sales to record £5bn