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Games outsell all other media: Resident Evil 5 tops the lot, even Bono

By on March 20, 2009

According to MCV, Resident Evil 5 has done the business.

Statistics from Verdict Research show that it outsold every item on the single charts (including digital sales) as well as the latest album from U2. It also grossed more than “the UK’s top five cinema movies combined.”

Yet another vindication that the games industry is thriving, mainstream and popular.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: