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It's official: Video games are saving the High Street

Category will finally outsell video this year, predicts ERA; Supermarkets losing market share as online sales grow

Video games were the shining light of the High Street last year – pulling the overall UK entertainment retail sector kicking and screaming to a five per cent increase in revenues.

Games software enjoyed a 21.1 per cent rise in annual sales in 2008 according to the Entertainment Retailers Association – as video revenues remained stationary and music sales plunged.

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