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Submitted by Tolkoto 755d ago | news

Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

Gamers spent $3.4 billion on both physical and digital games in the first quarter, according to market researcher NPD Group.

Consumers spent nearly half of that amount, $1.5 billion, on PC and console games in physical stores. Meanwhile, they spent $525 million on used and rental games and $1.38 billion on digital games, including content downloads, subscriptions, mobile games, and social network games. The numbers show that digital games are very close to exceeding physical retail game sales. (Industry, Tag Invalid)

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roblef  +   755d ago
Seriously, and there are layoffs left and right. :(
jamezrp  +   755d ago
Seriously, where are people renting games nowadays? Besides for Gamefly, that is.
ATi_Elite  +   755d ago
Blockbuster Video or any Mom and Pop video store!
christheredhead  +   755d ago
I live next to a Blockbuster, so that's usually my go to spot. Unlimited rentals for 15 bucks a month is a steal. Especially cause they stock new releases on day 1.
deantak  +   755d ago
Any month now, digital will beat physical.
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