Video game price drop causes UK inflation to decrease

September 18, 2019
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The dropping price of video games and downloads has been listed as one of the main reasons for the UK’s inflation decreasing to the lowest percentage it’s been in three years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Inflation slowed up in August to 1.7 per cent due to prices in “recreation and culture” falling – one of the most notable factors in that area being the dropping price of “computer games”.

A report from the Office for National Statistics said: “The largest effect (of 0.09 percentage points) came from games, toys and hobbies (particularly computer games including downloads), where prices overall fell by 5.0 per cent between July and August 2019 compared with a smaller fall of 0.1 per cent between the same two months a year ago.”

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