Videogame Sales Outgross DVD for First Time in 2008

Worldwide retail sales of videogames for the first time outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs combined in 2008, according to a report from Media Control GfK International reported on gamesindustry.biz.

While sales of packaged media grew 6 percent last year to $61 billion, games sales grew 20 percent to $32 billion while DVD and Blu-ray sales fell 6 percent to $29 billion.

Games growth is attributed to the popularity of the Nintendo Wii, and is expected to continue in 2009.