Source - SMW
GAME Digital's gross transaction value in the peak training period from the beginning of November to 6 Jan rose by 5.2%

GTV for the 23 weeks to 6 Jan was up 3.8%.

UK Retail GTV (including BELONG) rose by 2.9% and Spain Retail GTV rose by 6.3% over the peak trading period.

Chief executive  Martyn Gibbs said: 'This positive sales performance for our peak trading period was driven by our ability to capitalise on the strong customer demand for Nintendo Switch, the continued adoption of PlayStation hardware and VR sales, the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One X and a more appealing line up of new software titles compared to the same time last year.

'Over the peak period, GAME focused on its core trading in all channels across both its geographies in highly competitive markets whilst delivering further cost savings in UK Retail and made good progress with its strategic initiatives. 

'These additional cost savings mean our performance remains on track; as ever our full year result will also be subject to continued availability of consoles, such as Nintendo Switch, and the timing and success of new game releases.

'BELONG continues to make pleasing progress, with plans to invest in the roll out of further arenas in the UK from February onwards, and we have exciting plans to open our first two arenas in Spain later this year.'

At 9:26am: (LON:GMD) Game Digital share price was +0.2p at 60.6p