I’ve just published a new blog post on the Gaming industry and music industry comparisons over on Media Industry Blog:
It has been an eventful week for the UK Games industry with leading national retailer Game first suspending trading in its shares and then calling in the administrators. Yet this morning the Electronic Retailers association announced that Games have just become the largest UK entertainment sales category. So how can these apparently contradictory dynamics co-exist? The answer lies in the success of Games as a digital product, or rather series of digital products. There are also some telling parallels with the music industry.