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Wii boosts UK games sales, music resilient

British retailers sold a record combined number of DVDs, games and music in 2008 despite the economic gloom, boosted by the popularity of Nintendo's Wii and single downloads, trade bodies said on Wednesday.

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) said its members sold more DVDs, games and music combined than ever before, up 4 percent on 2007 to a total of 485.8 million units.

The fastest-growing sector was computer games which posted a 17 percent rise in unit sales to 82.8 million, led by the popularity of Nintendo's Wii platform.

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