Gamer Limit writes: "The games industry is becoming quite a monster. Just last week we reported how Resident Evil 5 had pretty much outsold everything apart from Mother's Day cards in the UK. Remarkably, this came as no real surprise to anybody that has been following the growth of the sector over the past year or two, which says a hell of a lot for the confidence that is flowing through the industry in 2009.
The film industry, in particular, appears to be suffering as a direct result. Music has been in trouble for a long time – blame stubborn major record labels for that - but film has managed to ride a technological storm that is now slowly (but surely) transforming the business into a so-called "dinosaur". Games are closing the gap - both financially and contextually - becoming, in many people's eyes, the natural successor to Hollywood. After all, who would argue that Grand Theft Auto IV, for example, doesn't offer a more worthwhile narrative and dramatic experience than most of today's movies?"