The UK games market exceeded £4bn for the first time in 2020.
According to the Entertainment Retailers Association, 2020 revenues were £4.2bn, up 14.5 per cent on 2019.
Video games were boosted by global lockdowns last year, and downloads soared. The ERA said the largest single segment of the games market is the digital games business, which includes everything from mobile and streamed games to downloads. This segment grew by 16.3 per cent to £3.6bn in 2020, with downloads, digital subscriptions (Xbox Game Pass, for example), and DLC all contributing heavily.