MCV - Neil Long, December 14:
Games revenues will overtake cash generated by music at retail by the end of the year, according to Screen Digest.
Games analyst at Screen Digest Ed Barton expects this to continue throughout 2008. "The UK market will keep growing as the home console market moves from the transition period into the mass adoption phase," he told MCV.
"So the outlook for packaged games is a positive one in the short term, certainly compared to its competitors for shelf space."
The full story includes Screen Digest's UK retail figures (revenues, growth rates, and market shares) for music, games, and videos for 2006, 2007, and 2008.