The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) - the group representing video games in the USA spent a staggering $1,208,000 during the last quarter of 2009 according to a report by House of Representatives' clerk's office.
The list of lobbying activities is a lengthy one and suggests that the ESA has done some serious wining and dining activities over the final few months of 2009. A very merry the 'The Holidays' was had by all.
The list includes lobbying for intellectual property protection, broadband deployment, green cards for skilled foreign workers, Internet governance, 'virtual worlds' and online video games.
The figure also suggests a far more aggressive approach than the previous year's Q4 when only $980,000 was spent.