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interesting sales are going up yet companies like EA are showing losses in profit and are even closing down and relocating dev teams
, smart move by EA though getting their games on Steam recently.
    
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Kids buy games. I don't know many kids currently paying off a mortgage or car payment or knee deep in credit card debt.

Yeah yeah yeah, a lot of parents buy their kiddies games, but thats just a thought.
I pretty much disagree with you there. But I consider someone that has a job to be a aspiring adult. If your not working I don't care if your 45, your a child. Anyone that doesn't work and pay taxes is not an adult, their a couch potato or not old enough to work which would make them a kid.
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Dollar for dollar, video games are some of the cheapest entertainment you can get nowadays. A movie is $20 a trip to the theater, maybe a few bucks less for the DVD, and that's only for about two hours (if your lucky). Music is about the same at $10 an hour for an album, close to $50 for a concert (and that's for the cheap seats).

A good game, on the other hand, will net you anywhere from 10-50 hours of play (various, of course), and priced around $50 means anywhere from a max $5/hour to as little as $1/hour.
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I think this article seems to assume too much. I think that the gaming market was going to grow regardless of the economic climate. I venture to say that if the economy was experiencing more growth then the gaming market would grow more than it did. It's such a booming market.....of course it grew more.
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