Games overtake films in global entertainment market
According to market research company Media Control GfK International, global packaged media commodities amassed sales of some $61 billion in 2008. Games represent 53 percent of that figure, with DVD and Blu-ray sales responsible for 47 percent. The research group expects that distance to grow, with games representing 57 percent in 2009.
This is not very surprising at the rate of which systems have been sold recently, “cough” especially the Wii “cough.” I remember about two years ago that the video game industry gross income passed that of the film industry. The only industry that I think may be bigger then the gaming is the porn industry. That should be the new goal for gamers this year. Surpass the porn industry!