NA games to grow by 5.8% for next 5 years

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 10:23 GMT

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North American games revenues will grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year to 2013, and will outpace all other forms of entertainment, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The firm said that it expects games to generate $17.2 billion in 2009, growing to $21.6 billion by 2013.

By comparison, music is expected to decline 4.4 percent PA to $7.2 billion in 2013, films will rise 3.4 percent a year to $45.1 billion and TV subs will grow 5.4 percent annually to $97.3 billion in the same period.

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