Videogames are now officially the UK’s favourite form of entertainment, as proved by sales of record-breaking new game Resident Evil 5 over last weekend.
Analysts predicted that sales of games would outstrip sales of music and video in 2009 – and Resident Evil 5 (known as Biohazard in Japan), the biggest game of the year so far, is proving them right. Sales of the 18-rated blockbuster game eclipsed both film and music sales since its launch on Friday 13th March:
Resident Evil 5 outsold every item in the UK Singles Chart (Based on physical and digital sales of UK Top 200) the game outsold U2’s chart-topping new album’s total sales since release in one weekend (in the UK).
It grossed more than the top five movies in the UK this weekend combined. (Source: IMDB.com)
Leo Tan of Capcom said that “This is proof if any were needed that games are the entertainment medium of choice in 2009.Thanks to its strong storyline, amazing graphics and compelling co-op play, Resident Evil 5 provides hundreds of hours of entertainment at a relatively low cost – and it’s this value for money that consumers are increasingly responding to.”
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