Video game sales soar as cash-strapped Britons stay home

Telegraph writes: "Cash-strapped Britons chose to stay in last year, pushing sales of music, films and video games to record highs.Households in the UK bought an average of 20 albums, DVDs and computer games in 2008, pushing total sales up to 486m. Huge demand for Mamma Mia! DVDs and Nintendo Wii Sports helped increase the total by 4pc from 2007.

Sales held up despite the collapse of Woolworths in the middle of the vital Christmas trading period, a major retailer itself and owner of the industry's biggest wholesaler, Entertainment UK."

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