According to data by Media Control GfK International, video games outsold the combined forces of DVD and Blu-ray worldwide for the first time in 2008.

While DVD and Blu-ray sales dropped a combined 6% last year (selling $29 billion in product), video games grew by 20%, to $32 billion.


Technically, people still bought more movies than games, if you account for the fact that most games start at $50-$60 before maybe falling to $20, while movies start as high as $25 before inevitably going lower. (Plus there's a huge catalog of DVDs that sell regularly for under $10.)

But what about your spending habits? Did you drop more on games or movies, and how do digital downloads factor into the equation? [Games Industry]