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Only 8% of PC games sold last year were physical, 92% sold digitally

Only 8% of PC games sold last year were physical, 92% were sold digitally
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 19, 2014 7:31 am

When was the last time you purchased a game for your PC from an actual retailer? If you're like me, every game you purchase is digital - either through Steam, Origin or even a service like Well, according to DFC Intelligence, 92% of PC game sales for last year were digital, leaving just 8% to physical copies.




Payday 2 publisher Starbreeze saw 80% of its first-month sales of 1.58 million copies being digital. But then titles like DotA 2 and DayZ were completely digital, adding to that huge 92%. Rewinding back to 2010, digital PC sales made up 48% of all PC sales, so we've seen a huge increase of 44% over the last three years.


But then powerhouse publisher EA has only seen 20% of its total sales being digital, but EA have titles on virtually every platform available to gamers, with games in both physical, and digital form.


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