Pricewaterhouse Coopers is claiming that the sales figures for video games are going to overtake music sales by 2011:
"The video gaming industry is poised to overtake the music industry in the US, with global spending on video games surpassing music spending as soon as this year, according to consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers. PwC released the data in its annual "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook" report covering 2007 through 2011, which outlines expected growth in the entertainment, film, music, and video game industries, among others."
How much money are we talking about here? Estimates for 2011 global video game sales are $48.9 billion. Asia is expected to be the fastest growing market.