The Entertainment Retailer's Association has reported a booming year for the UK entertainment industry, reaching an all-time-high of £7.24bn in 2017. This represents an 8.8% increase in combined music, video and game sales, outpacing growth in the wider enconomy by a factor of more than four.
Games biggest grossing entertainment sector of 2015
Games are leading the way in sales of entertainment products in the UK, according to stats released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) today.
The Entertainment Retailers Association released preliminary figures on the 2014 sales of video games, music and video. When looking at the combined 3 entertainment sectors, total sales grew for the second successive year: by +2.2% versus 2013, to reach a total of £5.7bn in 2014. The growth was driven by digital, with a +18% growth, while physical decreased by -10%. While physical entertainment products sales covered 57% of total sales in 2013, they are now on par with digital sales (50% each).