UK Consumers Opting to Play
Significantly more money in Britain was spent this year on video games than films either in the theater or on DVD and Blu-Ray, according to a report published Saturday in The Daily Telegraph.
Despite a global economic downturn, £1.73 billion in all has been spent on games this year in the country up to September, according to GFK Chart-Track. In contrast, films in movie theatres only raked in £1 billion, and the sale of such films on DVD and Blu-Ray netted £198 million. Television and music remain Britain’s top entertainment choices.
In US dollars, the gaming industry ultimately raked in about $2.8 billion–nothing to sneeze at.