Digital Game Sales Will Overtake Physical Game Sales, Says EA Exec

That is a given.

Posted By | On 02nd, Dec. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Nothing can stop the digital revolution. Movies, books, music, TV, all moved to digital- and the same fate awaits video games too. We’ve already seen this, with Steam, PSN, XBL, and Nintendo eShop (not to mention Google Play and the App Store) gaining significant footholds in the market. And in the future, digital game sales will overtake physical game sales.

That’s what EA CFO Blake Jorgensen believes at any rate. Speaking at a Nasdaq investor briefing, Jorgensen pointed out that digital overtaking retail eventually is inevitable. “Like in books, music, film, and TV, we see that the consumer will ultimately consume [games] digitally. We’re careful to continue to work with our retail partners; they are very important in the mix, but we’re also ultimately trying to be where the consumer ultimately wants to consume the product.”

I guess he is right- as internet infrastructure grows better and storage space on consoles increases, most average customers will have very reason to want a physical copy over the convenience that a digital copy represents. I wonder when that will actually end up happening, though.

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    Good thing Im already embracing it.

    • crazy_black_man-

      What? Uncle Phil’s meaty bone? TMI bro. TMI.

    • Code Geass Season3!!

      Playstation too but you wouldn’t know.

  • Hvd

    i 100% agree and its going on already on a lot of games you buy from best buy lets say there isa digital down load code in them.in bundles you get a digital code to down load.

    i do it on pc and xbox one already i never go to best buy or wallmart for games.i just pre order let it dl over night and im good to go for launch day.

    all i can say if your are going digital get a good fast isp.you will have to re download games at some point.

  • crazy_black_man-

    If you own an Xbox you automatically choose digital games, not because of convenience of not having to store game cases or for the lower price of digital games(the prices are still a ripoff), you do it because the Xbox consoles are known to have faulty optical drives, and beside the loud fan issues with the Xbox One S, the optical drives are normally the first component to fail. Digital game sales are a getting a huge push from the Xbox gaming community. Idiots.

    • Luke Skywalker

      this guy ^ is sooo full of shiit

    • crazy_black_man-

      I bet you’ve already the experienced the common issue where your disc drive stopped reading games and you had to hold the disc a bit longer before letting it be pulled into the sysyem, so it would start reading again. Electronic piece of crap. All Xbox optical drives are prone to failure. Don’t act like you don’t know. You’ll jinx yours. I wonder how many digital you have. Probably all of them are digital. Gee, what a smart way to make people go digital. Cheap faulty optical drives. What a community full of suckers making the same stupid decisions generation after generation. The Xbox brand. The historical dumbing down of console gaming.

    • Luke Skywalker

      I don’t have those problems.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Yes you do. You’re no different. The hardware does what it was made to do. Get your shipping box ready.

    • Luke Skywalker

      you’re being so ridiculous

    • PEDROVNONE

      Stop lying… don’t be a hater.

      Xbox One S is quiet and cool, and if you are having this issue, you need to know this is a specific problem to the product you purchased then you should seek a technical assistance.

      I don’t have thse problems with mine and don’t know anyone who has these problems.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Let the circkejerk begin.

    • omarcominyo

      You NEED some Imodium for that verbal diarrhea mush!!

    • crazy_black_man-

      And you need another refurb.

  • Mr Xrat

    Doubt it, not at those prices.

  • Migi

    I won’t ever buy Digital games if i don’t have too. People keep forgetting that the physical copy’s are keeping ppl’s jobs and if you do digital there will be nothing more then more unemployment cause you need less ppl to operate the digital side of things.

  • omarcominyo

    Not a prayer!! Example, AC Unity is £25 on PS Store, I got it for £1.99 the other week!


 

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