Online sales of video games saw a sharp increase this holiday season, indicating that gamers are moving further away from brick and mortar stores like GameStop.
Anything that makes people move away from DRM'd music is good news, I says.
I just think it's funny how games are still perceived as the underground cult following while music and movies are mainstream. We constantly see these kinds of stories that disprove this.
I'll buy anyway that I can get my games. What ever is most convenient/cheapest.
Strange how music and movies are down, and The Pirate Bay had soo much news coming out of it, oops
I wonder if this includes craigslist transactions. You can def save a few bucks off gamestop that way
The only thing I really spend money on is games. I rarely buy music or movies. :D
so much for digital Distribution being the way of the future in terms of movies
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The only reason online games sales were up was because steam had a huge game sale where you could get games for $4.95 and 99 cents, when your practically giving away games, sales are going to be up.
Hmm, no evidence to show that people are moving away from brick and mortar stores like the article suggests. Anyone have any info showing how game stores like GameStop did in terms of performance over the same time period? Oh, wait: "The report compares numbers from December 1-24, 2008 versus November 26 to December 16, 2007." Umm, WTF? How about we compare the same dates? This article sucks.
Unlike my random disagree, I can back up my position: http://kotaku.com/5126326/g... Umm, hmm. Suck it, internet sales.
although with itunes announcement of DRM FRee Music at macworld i wouldn't be surprise if itunes sales Double this year.
I like the accessibility and prices from digital distribution, especially when a sale for Bioshock at $4.99 was available. Maybe there's more discounts like this to come. And buying video games online makes sense for the internet savvy gamers.
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