Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

The British media continue to not know how to talk about games

Imagine you were writing an article about how increases in digital sales were outweighing losses in physical sales, and you had this graph here:

You'd presumably want to spend a bit of time talking about how more than 50% of all computer games were now sold purely digitally, and that the massive increases in computer games sold that way hugely outweighed the small losses to games sold on physical media.

Oh, you wouldn't? You'd want to almost entirely concentrate on music and video, despite games selling as much as video and far more than music? You would, in fact, entirely ignore games, not talking about their market at all?

Congratulations, you work at the BBC.

Not, as far as I can tell, that any other part of the mainstream media is any better.

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