Most pundits analyzing the rumored "imminent" US economic recession in light of overwhelming video game revenues merely reiterate sales figures before shrugging into an assumption that gaming is siphoning revenue from the rest of the leisure market. No one knows, of course. No one actually has sales data that proves as much. We just know that despite all the doom and gloom in the general media about "markets," video game sales are up, and we're talking way up. The rest is just a guessing game -- just like the notion of "when" (as opposed to "if") in relation to the "R" word.