What about video games? Well, the best-selling media title so far this year is the M-rated Grand Theft Auto IV, which is a video game. It has outsold any CD put out by any artist, it has outsold any DVD release of any film. It has even made more money in one week than this year’s highest-grossing film. At what point do we give up on the notion that video games are for kids and that they are substantially different than other kinds of media (books, movies, music, etc.)? When do we add a “video games” line item to our yearly budget? We have been adding computer video games to our collection for over a decade now, but when should we shift our focus from cd-rom games to console games?
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