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AGE RATINGS: Retail wont sell adult games to kids

The Entertainment Retail Association is confident that its members will not use today’s shock news about the Video Recordings Act to profit from selling adult material to children. However, ERA director general Kim Bayley said she could not speak for independent retailers who have not signed up to ERA. It …

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Its official: Video games are saving the High Street

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 …

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Games beats music in 2008

Despite the economic downturn, British retailers sold a record number of games, DVDs and music in 2008 – with video games ahead of the pack, establishing the medium as the most successful entertainment business of the ear. The Entertainment Retailers Association has revealed that its members a total of 485.8 …

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Zavvi MD becomes ERA Chairman

Zavvi managing director Simon Douglas has been elected chairman at the Entertainment Retailers’ Association for the next year. The decision was made at the ERA’s Annual General Meeting, which took place in London this morning. Douglas – who last year led the buy-out of the Virgin Megastores chain to create …

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Its official: games revenues overtake music at retail

Statistics from trade body the Entertainment Retailers’ Association suggest that while gaming is the star performer, music sales on the High Street have been seriously undermined by downloads – and that DVD prices are falling all the time. As forecast by MCV last year, ERA’s figures show that games software …

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