Sales of DVDs declined during 2011

Guy Clapperton
Picture of Peter Kay
Picture of Peter Kay

DVD sales fell 7.2% in 2011 compared to 2010 as the inexorable rise of downloading continued to bite into High Street retail operations. A press release on the British Video Association's website points to December sales being 8.4% higher than they were for the same month in 2010, which brought cheer to some as artists such as Peter Kay (pictured) sold well, but there's no disguising the overall trend - people are getting accustomed to being able to get whatever entertainment they want on a screen or on audio without budging.