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Windows 7: Game sales surpassed video in UK, says report

22 Mar 2012   #1
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
Game sales surpassed video in UK, says report

(the word 'video' here includes DVD and BluRay)

Quote:
Sales of computer games in the UK have surpassed those of videos for the first time, new figures suggest.

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) said sales of 1.93bn in 2011 made the gaming industry the country's biggest entertainment sector.

By contrast, sales of DVDs and other video formats totalled 1.80bn, while music pulled in 1.07bn.
read on...


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22 Mar 2012   #2
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

not suprised since most movies aren't good and pretty good games came out last year and this year. And they say pc gaming is dead
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22 Mar 2012   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it doesn't say how much of it is from PC games.

i would be very interested to see how much was PC and how much was console.

hmm, just found this, but i'm always a bit wary of infographics...
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22 Mar 2012   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

very interesting article micky, I hope more come to pc as the experince in my oppion is more satisfying then console for me. Also suprised at what the second article said that star craft 2 sold more then the best selling game on consoles. Anyways you might spend more at first but it's well worth it and with all the steam sales. Also that if you say buy a xbox you end up spending more often because of all the subscriptions. Now for any one reading this don't think i'm hating on xbox since I also play it for exclusives.
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22 Mar 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've never had a console, and i've been gaming for thirty years since my ZX spectrum days (and many 'misspent' hours in seedy arcades playing space invaders, defender etc etc).

there is absolutely no doubt that PC hardware can beat the sh*t out of any other platform. it's a crying shame that the vast majority of developers code for the lowest common denominator, but that's another thread altogether...long live modding!
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22 Mar 2012   #6
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

modding is another reseaon i switched to pc gaming since it's so aswome like modding the graphics like in gta san andreas which is a lower poly 2005 game into this Way better then playing the old gta san andreas on a ps2
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22 Mar 2012   #7
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I'm not sure I've played a game since pinball---oh maybe pacman and asteroids once or twice. Does an online crossword puzzle or chess count ? lol
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22 Mar 2012   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by armyslowrdr View Post
Does an online crossword puzzle or chess count ? lol
You'd be termed a 'casual gamer'




I've been pushing coloured blocks/sprites/polygons around a screen since the early days too - but I still can't stand the term 'gamer'.


I'm not surprised that game revenue is coming out on top though.
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25 Mar 2012   #9
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

That's interesting especially when one of our main stores 'Game' has gone into administration and have been closing up some shops.
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25 Mar 2012   #10
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

That does raise some questions...

What's the availability of new releases in the UK vs other countries (videos AND movies)?
What's the availability of video rental locations in the UK?
Does that number include in-game purchases?
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