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January To June 1997 ABCs - Computer Sector

13 Aug 1997  |  MediaTel Staff 

Most of the magazines in this sector showed good year on year increases, with Future's Official Playstation Magazine performing the best. The title saw a growth of over 185% to 146,972 while the next best performer was EMAP's Sega Saturn Magazine with an increase of 72% to 38,492.

Title Jan 96 - Jun 96 Jan 97 - Jun 97 Actual Change % Change
.Net 40,153 42,814 2,661 6.63
Amiga Format 42,655 28,325 -14,330 -33.6
CD ROM Today 16,588 12,514 -4,074 -24.56
Computer & Video Games 30,356 45,360 15,004 49.43
Computer Buyer 48,082 51,737 3,655 7.6
Computer Shopper 162,117 172,054 9,937 6.13
CU Amiga 36,865 27,391 -9,474 -25.7
Edge 28,194 28,694 500 1.77
Gamesmaster 22,754 38,171 15,417 67.76
Mac Format 45,425 42,865 -2,560 -5.64
Mac User 29,280 32,522 3,242 11.07
Nintendo Magazine 40,038 50,181 10,143 25.33
Official Playstation Magazine 51,444 146,972 95,528 185.69
PC Answers 21,649 18,633 -3,016 -13.93
PC Format 77,635 91,540 13,905 17.91
PC Gamer 45,190 60,178 14,988 33.17
PC Guide 16,680 20,056 3,376 20.24
PC Plus 80,457 88,308 7,851 9.76
PC Pro 106,142 133,679 27,537 25.94
PC Review 22,091 24,382 2,291 10.37
PC Zone 43,149 55,083 11,934 27.66
Playstation Plus 39,118 45,083 5,965 15.25
Sega Saturn Magazine 22,314 38,492 16,178 72.5
What Personal Computer 51,841 36,760 -15,081 -29.09

Future's Amiga Format showed the largest year on year drop, down 33% to 28,325 while EMAP's What Personal Computer dropped 29% to 36,760. Dennis's Computer Shopper had the overall highest circulation at over 172,000.

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