Industry experts reveal economy concern

The Network 2009 Survey of industry members has revealed that there is a real concern within the videogames business about the current state of the economy - and most people expect it to get worse.

When questioned as to whether or not they were concerned about the current situation, almost 70 per cent of the 300-plus people quizzed said that they were, with over 60 per cent believing that 2009 will see continued deterioration. Under a quarter of people thought that things would get better, while the remaining 16 per cent didn't know what would happen.

In other parts of the survey, Network members picked Resident Evil 5, Killzone 2 and Street Fighter IV as the most anticipated titles of 2009, with Activision Blizzard and Nintendo expected to top the list of best-performing publishers across the year.

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