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Value of wholesale sales of games hardware and software, 1995–2001

  Hardware1 Software2
$m % change $m % change
1995 51.11   119.09  
1996 62.28 18% 128.23 7%
1997 126.30 51% 237.29 46%
1998 149.62 16% 302.72 22%
1999 120.28 -20% 238.25 -27%
2000 124.51 4% 242.63 2%
2001 194.72 56% 257.47 6%

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
Data is based on sales by Interactive Software members of the Australian Visual Distributors Association. While these companies include the major Australian distributors of games, wholesale sales figures do not represent the total sales of interactive software products in Australia.
1. Video game consoles, handhelds and peripherals such as joysticks and footpads, but not computers.
2. Both video games and computer games.

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