Gaming surpasses film in 2009

Despite the British cinema industry enjoying its best 12 months in almost 30 years, the UK public spent around half a billion pounds more on gaming than it did movies in the year ending September 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper pens the total amount spent at 1.73bn – substantially more than the 1.2bn spent on both cinema and DVD. TV now stands as the only entertainment sector worth more than gaming in Britain.

It will be interesting to see how the three big entertainment sectors – games, music and film – fared in the recent festive season.

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