We've reported on Move as an important factor in growing the accessory sector at retail, but with hardware and software figures falling year-on-year why is the success of plastic add-ons so important?

Accessories Make Money

For retailers, accessories are key: profits made from add-ons far outweighs the margin on a new game or piece of hardware, hence why sales assistants are so keen to sell you a new controller or headset. Profit margins on accessories can rival those on the sale of pre-owned games, but crucially the manufacturers see a slice of that profit, keeping everyone happy.