U.S. Game Sales Surpassed DVD Sales in 2007
The Entertainment Merchants Association recently released its annual report, and the results were great for the gaming industry. According to the report, the U.S. retail gaming industry took in $18.85 billion in 2007, nearly twice as much as the record-setting U.S. box office total of $9.6 billion. Gaming sales surpassing box office sales is nothing new, but what is surprising is that it also surpassed DVD sales, reportedly around $16 billion. Though the $18.85 billion pales in comparison to the total movie industry revenues of over $33 billion, one must remember the game sales does not include any digital purchases, like via Valve's Steam platform, or from Blizzard's millions of World of Warcraft subscribers.