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RECESSION? NOT FOR VIDEO GAMES
June 16, 2009, 11:18 am
Filed under: Digital Media | Tags: , ,

Hollywood Reporter
Economic uncertainty that is hampering most media won’t stop the growth in video games. Revenue generated in the U.S. and Canada by the video game industry, minus hardware sales, will grow at an average clip of 5.8% annually over the next five years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis due out Tuesday. Such growth prospects exceed that of other media, with notable exceptions being online advertising and Internet access — the latter being driven by a continuing shift from dial-up to more expensive broadband.


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