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Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 17:10 BST
Dorian Bloch, GfK Chart-Track director, expects the digital download market for PC to be worth over $1 billion in 2009 thanks to services like Direct2Drive, Steam, and Metaboli.
Bloch estimates the market accumulated close to $600 million last year, with publisher’s relishing the idea of including sales number’s in GfK Chart-Track’s data.
“This is a huge business,” said Bloch at Develop. “The key thing for me in this is that these publishers support me in what I do and they want their sales included in the charts.
“Sega has been asking us, ‘when can we include our Football Manager sales in our charts?’ We’d like to include them, but I can’t just include one publisher’s sales, I need a balanced approach for doing that.”
Bloch said that the only way to include digital sales in the company’s data, is for a wider selection of publishers to start providing sales statistics.
Mon, Apr 06, 2009 | 13:59 BST
Games on demand service Metaboli’s now carrying the entire Unreal series, as part of a just-signed three-year deal with Epic.
Included Unreal Gold, Unreal II: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition, and Unreal Tournament 3 Black.
Press release after the break.
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 | 18:38 BST
According to this Edge piece, Metaboli’s bought Turner Broadcasting’s US-based games-on-demand service GameTap.
Although the two companies say they strive to create a “global gaming brand,” GameTap as a brand will continue to exist in the US, while the service will be under the Metaboli name in Europe.
More through the link.
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 17:13 GMT
Metaboli‘s inked a new deal with THQ that will see Frontlines: Fuel of War and Warhammer 40,000 Soulstorm, as well as a range of high profile back catalogue titles such as Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights , S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Company of Heroes, be made available for sale through its download service.
Soulstorm and Frontlines haven’t shipped yet, and there’s no detail on whether or not these are going to be available through Metaboli at the same time you can buy the discs. Metaboli man’s pretty happy about it, either way.
“This major deal is indicative of the strength that Metaboli has within this market,” said Metaboli’s content boss, Pierre Forest. “We are delighted to partner with THQ and look forward to growing the company’s market penetration through new online distribution channels.”