Value of the entertainment and media market in the UK 2013-2023

The value of the entertainment and media market in the United Kingdom (UK) has been increasing since 2013, reaching over 62.8 billion British pounds in 2017. By 2023, the UK’s entertainment and media market worth is projected to reach 80.5 billion British pounds. In 2019, consumer spending on entertainment retail amounted to roughly 7.8 billion British pounds.

Physical video retail in the UK

Overall consumer spending on video at retail stores has experienced an increasing trend in recent years. Spending on physical video at retail decreased significantly, as the video retail market was taken over by digital video. In 2018, the value of retail video sales amounted to 616.8 million British pounds.

Video game retail in the UK

The revenue generated through the retail sales of video games has been increasing in the UK since 2012, reaching nearly 3.9 million British pounds in 2018. The same year, the unit price of physical video games amounted to approximately 35 British pounds on average.  

Value of the entertainment and media market in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2023

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2023

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
Figure for 2020 was published by PwC in 2016, figure for 2021 was published by PwC in 2017, figures for 2018 and 2022 were published by PwC in 2018, figures for 2019 and 2023 was published by PwC in 2019.

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