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Videogames outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008

Monday, 26th January 2009 09:45 GMT By Mike

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According to Media Control GfK International, global sales of videogames overtook DVD and Blu-ray for the first time last year.

Software sales grossed $32 billion, up 20 percent whereas DVD and Blu Ray sales dipped 6 percent to $29 billion.

Gfk cites the popularity of Nintendo Wii for the growth.

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By Mike Bowden

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5 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    Thanks Nintendo!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. crippledhooba

    Well they should, games cost four times the amount that dvds cost.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Tonka

    You should thank Majestic.

    /Laughs like a maniac
    /ODs on “sleeping” pills

    #3 6 years ago
  4. onyxbox

    “Well they should, games cost four times the amount that dvds cost.”

    exactly, ‘outsold’ seems a bit missleading to me.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. endgame

    it’s not misleading at all. it’s about the amount of money and not about the number of units sold. and as for the fact that they cost more, well, that’s console owners fault for paying that much for their games, that’s one, and second, it’s ok to cost more sometimes. most games offer much more good quality time then movies do.

    #5 6 years ago

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