The UK spent a record 12 billion dollars on home entertainment in 2020, with over 80 percent going to digital formats, new figures reveal.
The biggest-selling video game was football game Fifa 21, with more than two million downloads and discs sold. Disney’s Frozen 2 was the most-purchased movie, while Lewis Capaldi topped the 2020 album sales chart.
The Entertainment Retailers’ Association published the report. It included data supplied by the Official Charts Company and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe.
However, it did not reveal the most-streamed television programs and movies because services such as Netflix, Prime Video and BBC iPlayer do not make the data publicly available.
Digital services had grown faster than ever before, with revenue reaching 10.6 billion dollars, up 18 percent on 2019. Sales of physical entertainment formats such as DVDs and CDs were down, with the exception of vinyl which saw sales increase 13%.