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For the first time, Ubisoft's microtransactions out-earned digital game sales

Player recurring investment made up roughly 51 percent of digital revenue for the first time thanks to a 69 percent jump year-over-year.
For those of you wondering if microtransactions are the future, this massive growth is proof positive.

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Gaming10134d ago

Who else is worried about this growing trend in the industry? Our outcries are just a vocal minority if these figures are any indication. Microtransactions are here to stay, adopting Free to Play revenue models to full priced games. Season passes were bad enough, now you have to pay more money to keep up with everyone else in multiplayer.
Who else hates this?

threefootwang32d ago

I agree, this is troubling for anyone who calls themselves a gamer.

Too many parents letting little Johnny buy as he wishes while gaming.

Emperor32d ago

Everybody is worried except publishers and most game journalists.

PhoenixUp34d ago

That’s sad and disturbing

freshslicepizza33d ago

It is only sad and disturbing if we didn't have much choice. There are thousands of games out there yet some of you can't seem to ignore the fact AAA titles are going to continue to monetize the market. A market that has become pretty much ruthless with spending on marketing going out of control and budgets going out of control. A game like Destiny for example employees hundreds of people per year.

Buy games like Hellblade and lower tiered titles. They can be just as fun. PC gaming is a great option to get away from microtransactions because there are tons of great games for under $40.

slate9132d ago

They don't hear you moldy. They want 200+ million dollar games for $60 flat rate and you better not ask them to spend a penny more.

Emperor32d ago

Jim Sterling did a piece on how a company made $3.5 million with microtransaction pre-orders. That's right, people pre-ordered microtransactions.

Sgt_Slaughter32d ago

And he we go, time to savor traditional game practices while you can. It's going to be a bumpy road for a while.

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