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85% of UK video games spending was digital in 2020

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:28 GMT Games made almost as much money as video and music combined.More than 85% of the money spent on video games in the UK last year was splashed on digital products.That’s according to data from the Entertainment Retailers Association – as spotted by – which says that 85.4% of consumer spending on games was for digital titles. In total the games industry raked in £4.4 billion, an increase of 17.7% year-on-year.Games made up 48% of entertainment spending – £7.8 billion – meaning that the medium brought in almost as much as…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator soars to two million players

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:13 GMT Number of users has doubled since September.The recently-launched Microsoft Flight Simulator already boasts more than two million players.That’s according to the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, who said on Xbox Wire that it flew past this milestone faster than any other entry in the series so far. If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft Flight Simulator had the biggest ever launch for a PC title in Xbox Game Pass.“As we’ve said time and time again, our launch in 2020 was only the beginning of our journey with Microsoft Flight Simulator,” Neumann…