Every year, publishers reveal figures on physical and digital game sales. While in 2013 physical sales were going strong, digital sales have slowly taken over and now account for a massive chunk of the market. In many cases, certain developers — like those behind Earthfall — are releasing cheaper digital copies on platforms like the the Microsoft Store. It’s hard to deny that there is a massive shift.
GameStop has recently ventured into publishing games and selling collectibles to increase profits, but game sales are still its bread and butter. We’ll have to see what the future holds, but this trajectory is definitely not good for the company. Do you buy games from GameStop? Do you preorder physical or digital formats? Let us know.
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