Video Games Outsell Movies in 2008

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ckthecerealkiller

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I attest it to how annoyed I am with Hollywood. Why are we paying these spoiled stars $20 million for 3 months (if that) of work. I would much rather pay for something that the face of the product actually had to work for.
 

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ok, do these figures also inculde online distribution?? Like in a previous article, if games are not counted in then the # of games sold couuld be far greater than what is mentioned here...
 

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On the other hand, do they include box-office sales figures? It's all well and good that video games outsold DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but that doesn't mean they outsold movies.
 

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Packaged media refers to games and movies sold in a store, brick and mortar style. As for online sales of games a la Steam or EA Link, I don't believe they are included. I agree that if those games were included, the game sales figures across the board would be much higher.

-Devin C
 

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Wait a minute... I thought there was so much video game piracy noboday was making money? At least that's what the industry seems to want us to believe.
 

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The numbers are further skewed by the movie RENTAL market. Look at companies like Netflix with more than a 45% increase in revenue last year. I know people also rent games, but Netflix or Blockbuster (and others, of course) can buy a movie once and have 100 people rent and watch that one copy. I doubt the game rental business has numbers like that.

This is also ignoring other digital distribution methods like Netflix watch online service and cable companies on-demand.
 
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