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  • Pardo signals "shift" towards full game PC downloads

    Blizzard boss Rob Pardo has given clear indication that he expects full game PC downloading to become more important in the near future, saying we’re now seeing a “shift” away from brick and mortar retail.

    9 years ago
  • NPD group tiptoes towards digital sales tracking

    US stat tracker NPD claims its decision to drop individual sales numbers for game software and hardware in favour of a top ten by title hasn’t gone down well in some quarters; the silver lining is it’s promising a new report which will, for the first time, capture digital and mobile sales.

    9 years ago
  • Take-Two CEO: Digital distribution won't kill game boxes

    Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick claims digital distribution could measure up to 40% of his company's business within three years - but that massive files mean the retail boxed copy isn't going anywhere.

    9 years ago
  • THQ and others feel Cloud gaming is the future

    THQ CEO Brian Farrell is a proponent of Cloud gaming, and believes it has the potential to lower the “entry barrier” into gaming for consumers who don’t wish to spend the cash on a console.

    9 years ago
  • PSP go issues are not digital-related, says Team 17 boss

    Team 17 boss Martyn Brown has said problems with PSP go have nothing to do with the fact it’s a digital device, but more so because of the price and available library.

    9 years ago
  • 3DS to move Nintendo's digital distribution plan forward, says Iwata

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that 3DS is the next step in the company’s digital distribution plan.

    10 years ago
  • US spent $4.5 to $4.75B on digital and used games in 2009

    NPD has revealed that US consumers spent around $4.5 to $4.75 billion on “used games, rentals, subscriptions, digital download games, DLC, and mobile apps” in 2009.

    10 years ago
  • Weekend sales aplenty: Tropico, Total War, more

    The weekend is here, and per usual there are loads of digital download sales across the net.

    10 years ago
  • Codies CEO: Traditional publishing's the "model of the dinosaurs”

    Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has revealed that due to Reliance Big Entertainment’s 50 percent stake in the firm, it can now focus more the digital end of the company and become a contender for larger publishing and development  houses.

    10 years ago
  • Analyst believes Amazon job listings point to new Steam-like service

    Due to some job postings over on Amazon, Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian believes the online retailer is planning to expand it’s online digital game download service to be a bit more like Steam’s.

    10 years ago
  • Report - Game industry to hit $64.9 billion in 2013

    According to a new Strategy Analytics report, global software revenues are expected to grow from $46.5 billion in 2009 to $64.9 billion by the end of 2013.

    10 years ago
  • Analyst predicts industry growth of 6% in 2010 thanks to digital sales

    Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has predicted that packaged games will maintain flatness in 2010 while the industry as a whole will show growth of 6 percent. Wilson claims this is partly due to a 34 percent surge in digital sales.

    10 years ago
  • Sony looking for "the best way to approach" charging for PSN

    Sony’s Peter Dille has told IGN that the company’s “actively thinking” about charging customers for its PSN service. Furthermore, he also revealed that Sony plans to offer fewer titles via download only, partly to help out retail stores.

    10 years ago
  • 1C blames retail for PC sales decline, says digital will reign by 2011

    1C’s international publishing director, Darryl Still, has said that due to retail “failing to support” boxed PC games, publishers will go the digital format only route by 2011. Still claims that retail stores show disdain for PC titles by refusing to stock certain titles, and by pushing PC merchandise “to the back of the store”.

    10 years ago
  • Impulse puts Braid, others on sale this weekend for 50% off

    Stardock’s Impulse service has quite a few games on sale this weekend, including Braid for 50 percent off the regular price.

    10 years ago
  • Activison chats to the "big three" about digital distribution

    Activision’s Andrew Brown has quizzed Microsoft’s Neil Thompson, Sony’s Ray Maguire and Nintendo’s David Yarnton over on MCV on when digitally distributed titles will overtake boxed products.

    10 years ago
  • Games Industry must be prepared for digital future, says Wada

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the games industry must be prepared for the eventual switch to digital distribution and streaming services as consoles games “won’t exist” someday. “In ten years’ time a lot of what we call ‘console games’ won’t exist,” he told MCV. “Somewhere around 2005 the console manufacturers’ strategy shifted. […]

    10 years ago
  • House: Packaged games "not going away any time soon"

    SCEE president Andrew House has said that despite PSPgo and PSN enabling customers to purchase games digitally, packaged games are not going the way of the Dodo any time soon. As a matter of fact, Sony plans to continue to support packaged media as an “additive to the business”, and according to House, business would […]

    10 years ago
  • Iwata: Retail won't be replaced by digital distribution for another 20 years

    During the Q&A that followed Nintendo’s financial announcement this week, president Satoru Iwata answered a question regarding the online ratio for Wii and DS, and also revealed that he does not see digital distribution replacing retail for at least another 20 years. “Most radical people even dare to say that retailers will be replaced by […]

    10 years ago
  • LGC: 40% of the industry's underprepared for digital distribution

    According to discussions set to take place during this month’s London Games Conference, with digital distribution “poised to outstrip traditional retail sales within three years,” 40 percent of the games industry is underprepared for the shift. Speakers during the LGC will address the issue, along with Nick Parker of Parker Consulting, who believes that 2013 […]

    10 years ago

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