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Quick link: Movie versus video game

Interesting that there’s a full article on CNN that a video game might substantially impact the opening day launch of a movie: ‘GTA IV’ could keep ‘Iron Man’ audience at home – CNN.com.

Would you have entertained this as a problem years ago?

The aggregate industry numbers prove it out – in 2007, the movie box office is $9.6B and games is $9.5B. It’s neck and neck!

UPDATE: A couple readers have pointed out that the movie numbers obviously don’t include DVDs, licensing, and lots of other revenue streams – it’s still an amazing comparison, but doesn’t fully capture movies versus games

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