Gaming Generated More Revenue Than Video and Music in the UK Last Year

The figures are and they reveal the popularity and size of the gaming world in one of the biggest gaming markets, the UK.

GamesIndustryBiz report that gaming software trumped video in the UK in 2011, making video game software the most valuable entertainment retail category in 2011.

Games represented 40.2% of entertainment retail in 2011.

Entertainment Retailers Association has released the figures which reveal that boxed retail, digital downloads and apps hit £1.93 billion last year, versus that of video which managed £1.8 billion and £1.06 billion for music.

Digital game revenue hit £504 million, versus £333 million for music and just £97 million for video.

“This is a dramatic time for the entertainment market. It is an historic development for the games sector to have overtaken video last year. Video has long been the biggest entertainment sector,” said ERA director general Kim Bayley.


About r0gue Zombie

Known as Victor Vieira to his mommy, r0gue is a Consoloptipus [con-sol-opti-pus] plural: con-sol–opto-pi • Derived from Latin meaning “he who is too cheap to buy a gaming pc” • Commonly found online. If encountered in natural habitat, presume dangerous [to himself]. • From the ‘alles-terian’ group [will eat anything]. Needs regular feeds.