Are Retail Sales Even Relevant Anymore? Digital Vs Physical

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2y Apr 17, 2019

Physical game sales have been smaller and smaller each year, but are they still relevant? Is digital really as dominant as people think? When it comes to AAA games and 'casual' gamers, the answer may surprise you.

The year games retail (didn't) die: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-12-03-the-year-games-retail-didnt-die
GAME: “With so many games clustered together, there was going to be winners and losers": https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-09-game-with-so-many-games-clustered-together-there-was-going-to-be-winners-and-losers
GAME shrugs off Google Stadia threat: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-03-22-game-excited-by-google-stadia
GameStop reports strong quarterly sales, $488.6 million loss: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-29-gamestop-reports-strong-quarterly-sales-usd488-6-million-loss
GameStop Investors Threaten Proxy Battle Over 'Stale Board': http://fortune.com/2019/03/14/gamestop-proxy-battle/
GameStop struggles as videogame market shifts: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/gamestop-struggles-as-videogame-market-shifts-2019-01-03
UK video games market is now 80% digital: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-02-uk-video-games-market-is-now-80-percent-digital
GameStop partners with three esports organisations: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-03-27-gamestop-announces-three-esports-partnerships
GameStop to close 150 stores: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/03/24/gamestop-video-game-stores/99573598/
GameStop appoints George Sherman as new CEO: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-03-22-gamestop-appoints-george-sherman-as-its-new-ceo
Bloomberg Chart: https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iXKjT.Bn1AOk/v2/pidjEfPlU1QWZop3vfGKsrX.ke8XuWirGYh1PKgEw44kE/-1x-1.png
Sony confirms it will stop letting GameStop and other retailers sell PS4 download codes: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/25/18281538/sony-playstation-4-gamestop-stop-selling-game-download-codes-retailers
Report: 7,672 games were released on Steam in 2017: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/25/18281538/sony-playstation-4-gamestop-stop-selling-game-download-codes-retailers
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