The country's biggest dedicated high street Xbox and PlayStation seller, Game, said it had done really well thanks in part to the addition of Nintendo's new Switch console.
Sales are up 68% year-on-year and 8.8% in the 26 weeks period ending July 29.
This counts for console hardware sales and accessories as well as games themselves.
Mike Ashley snapped up a 25% stake in Game last month shortly after the retailer issued a profit warning as customer demand for the new handheld-cum-console machine Switch "failed to meet expectations".
But it is now being reported that the Switch has picked up enough to boost overall sales.
Expected blockbusters like FIFA 18, Call of Duty: WW2 and Battlefront 2 will also help bring in the customers in droves.
The firm is also trying to boost eSports competitive gaming in some stores, helping to get more people in the shops.
"We have been encouraged by the recent growth in both the UK and Spanish markets overall and we expect that this momentum will continue into peak trading driven by the benefits of continued customer demand for the Nintendo Switch, the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One X and a strong lineup of new games releases.