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  Gaming could be more popular than TV!
Updated 29 August 2003, 11.56
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Gaming's now so popular that soon more people could be playing than watching television!

A new survey from the games industry says Brits are so mad on computer games that they're already as popular as listening to music and seeing films.

It says new ways of controlling games, like with Sony's EyeToy camera, means video games have become popular with even more people.

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Fact File
What we spend in the UK
Music: 2,016m
Games: 1,081m
Cinema: 755m
Video rentals: 476m>

It's thought that younger people want to do different things with their spare time these days, compared to what used to be on offer.

And although PlayStations were more likely to be found in bedrooms at one time, now they're just as likely to be found in the living room.

And experts also think the fact that films like The Matrix and Terminator II have plots like games has something to do with it.

They think that makes games even more a part of people's everyday lives.

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