Video Games Outsold DVD and Blu-ray For the First Time in 2008

According to data by Media Control GfK International, video games outsold the combined forces of DVD and Blu-ray worldwide for the first time in 2008.

While DVD and Blu-ray sales dropped a combined 6% last year (selling $US29 billion in product), video games grew by 20%, to $US32 billion.

Technically, people still bought more movies than games, if you account for the fact that most games start at $US50-$US60 before maybe falling to $US20, while movies start as high as $US25 before inevitably going lower. (Plus there's a huge catalog of DVDs that sell regularly for under $US10.)

But what about your spending habits? Did you drop more on games or movies, and how do digital downloads factor into the equation? [Games Industry]

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