ESA: Computer and videogames tops over $21 billion in 2008

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that the overall computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales reached $21 billion in 2008.

Software sales made up $11.7 billion of that total figure - a 22.9% Y-o-Y increase. According to NPD figures, console software sales reached $8.9 billion (189.0 million units), PC game sales hit $701.4 million (29.1 million units), and portable software topped last year's record sales with $2.1 billion (79.5 million units) in revenue.

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