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A report by the European Leisure Software Producers Association (ELSPA) said that games software will be worth $6.44 billion in Europe this year. But the market will slow in 1999 and start to show a decline in the year 2000, ELSPA said. Last year, PC games was worth $2.39 billion in Europe, while the console market was worth $1.94 billion. According to the report, sales of 32-bit systems will peak this year, and software sales will peak at $6.78 billion in 1999. Growth will also be fuelled by increased sales of DVD units. ®

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