The number crunching came from GfK Chart-Track. Parliament has "very narrow view" of videogames, thinking it's still all immature.
"Like anything digital, Parliament has a very narrow view of videogames," said MP Tom Watson, reports . "Too many politicians think video games are played by teenage boys staying up all night shooting things in their bedroom."
"And yes there are plenty of those, but there also a huge range of people of many different ages who love playing games. The industry has matured over the last decade, and so too have gamers."
The UK Box Office pulled in GBP 1 billion and so when you add the GBP 198 million or so spent on film DVD and Blu-ray you almost get GBP 1.2 billion. Math is fun. Movies can suck it though because us gamers spent a whooping GBP 1.73 billion.
TV still dominates the UK what with all those DVD box set sales, the TV license and cable subscriptions. How long before we beat the snooty TV executives, videogamer?