GAMES LEAD ENTERTAINMENT
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source:
[ January 18th 2001 ]
games are becoming more popular than movies with
British software designers becoming the most popular
in the world, the BBC reports today, claiming
that the Christmas release of Sony's Playstation
2 has sent the games industry into overdrive.
over a month British consumers bought nearly 500,000
pieces of software for the new console. Britain
is now the third largest market for games in the
world - behind the United States and Japan. Last
year it was worth £1bn - more than visits to the
cinema and video rentals. Britain's designers
were responsible for some of last year's most
popular games - including Tomb Raider. Next month
sees the launch of one of the most eagerly awaited
British games of the year - Black and White."
phenomenal rise of unit sales has been attributed
to the gradual fall of software prices, and the
anticipated release of Microsoft's XBOX early
next year will boost the current video games trend
to a new level.