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Games to trump music sales at HMV

In as soon as 18 months.

HMV believes game sales could overtake music sales in its shops (and presumably online) within the next 18 months.

Bigwig Simon Fox said games already account for nearly 20 per cent of total sales at HMV, following a steady three-month rise of 4.1 per cent.

"Within the next 12 to 18 months, it's possible games will be bigger than music for us," Fox told The Sun before revealing he LOVED games and PLAYED THEM FOR HOURS while thinking of CELEBRITIES.

"Music is in our DNA and we are totally committed to it. But the fact is, the market is moving away from music - so we are giving more space in our stores to games."

"Looking forward to Christmas, Wii Fit will continue to do well, FIFA 09 will be huge, as will Gears of War, Guitar Hero and Rock Band. There's a good line-up of releases," said Fox.

Not to mention LittleBigPlanet, Fable 2, Resistance 2, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and Prince of Persia to name a few.

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