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Video games set to outsell music and DVDs

Video games are set to outsell music and DVDs in the UK for the first times according to a new study by Verdict Research.

The BBC reports that consumers are set to make video games the most popular form of home entertainment with a staggering 42% rise in UK sales in 2008 alone. The sale of video games in Britain has grown by over 200% in the last five years with consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360 pushing the boundaries beyond regular gamers.

Music sales, in contrast, have been hit hard. As a result chain outlets like HMV and Zavvi are giving more space to games, books and MP3 players as the sale of CDs continues to boom online.

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