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New retail stats show games on top in entertainment war

3.3 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops were sold in 2010, making it the most successful entertainment property of the year, according to ERA. The game beat the DVD/Blu-ray of Avatar, which sold 3m units since launch. The highest charted music CD was Take That’s Progress in fifth …

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Average price of a video game: £24.32

The average price of a video game last year was 24.32, Chart-Track data has revealed. That number is a 7.2 per cent increase over 2009, where the average price was just 22.69. Surprisingly, it was supermarkets that increased prices the most. The average price of a game at a grocer …

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High Street loses ground to supermarkets

Watch out GAME and HMV: supermarkets and online retailers are taking a bigger slice of the UK games software market. In fact, when combined online retail and grocers are now bigger games retailers than specialists. Although, of course, the specialists are online retailers, too. According to GfK Chart-Track data published by …

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Video games is ‘biggest UK digital market’

The UK digital video games market is bigger than the music and DVD market combined, says retail body ERA. The firm estimates the digital games market made 411m last year, followed by music at 280.7m and digital video at 77.4m. Digital now accounts for 14.6 per cent of the entertainment …

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Morrisons joins ERA board

Morrisons buyer Kevin Lee is the latest addition to the ERA board. He was elected as part at the ERA AGM yesterday, and means all four of the UK’s biggest supermarkets are now represented by the association. He is joined by We7’s music strategy boss Clive Gardiner, Alan Jordan who …

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MW2 is 2009s entertainment champ

Having shattered most the game industry’s records upon its release last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has also emerged as the overall UK entertainment champ of 2009. The ERA estimates that the game sold 2,926,637 units in the few weeks in enjoyed on the market before the close …

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3DS could spark new cycle of innovation

A leading analyst has predicted that Nintendo’s 3DS can help usher in a new era of 3D gaming in a way that the expensive options being prepared by the likes of Sony and Microsoft cannot. 3D with no glasses has mass market potential,” Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian noted. Following the …

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ERA defends supermarket pre-owned push

The Entertainment Retailers Association has defended Tesco and Asda’s decision to take their first tentative steps into the pre-owned market. Given the size and success of the pre-owned market, it is only logical that existing games retailers are expanding into the pre-owned sector alongside their new games offering,” ERA director …

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ERA: Dont get greedy with DLC

Publishers have been urged not sell too much bonus content at a premium to consumers. ERA’s Kim Bayley has warned that the music and film markets made consumers cynical to top-priced SKUs. Publishers need to be aware of growing consumer scepticism about ‘bonus features’ that has already emerged in music …

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ERA: Filesharing bleeding retail dry

The new chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association Paul Quirk has claimed that internet file-sharing is the greatest challenge posed to modern entertainment retailers, claiming that internet piracy is bleeding our industry dry”. Too often the debate over illegal filesharing is portrayed as an ideological battle, but for us this …

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