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Rumors of the Death of Physical Video Games Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Variety's Matt Paprocki reports: "The record labels still make CDs and the movie studios still make DVDs, so yes, I’d say it’s too soon to abandon discs for consoles,” writes Michael Pachter, managing director at Wedbush Securities when asked about Microsoft’s plans to drop a physical disc drive from their latest Xbox One model. The all-digital Xbox One is the first major console not to include an option for physical media.

“I suppose it’s up to the console manufacturers, but my guess is that the video game publishers would push back if discs were dropped. The majority of sales are still on disc, so it’s not even a close call,” Pachter continues.

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UltraNova573d ago

Of course the notion of physical dying was greatly exaggerated, mainly by those who stand to gain the most out of it.

A fair assessment by Variety here. There will always be people who buy physical. Even Vinyl has seen a resurgence lately. It all comes down
to choice.

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chiefJohn117573d ago

Trust me gamers exaggerate about everything death to physical? You got people believing death to consoles! lol

_LarZen_573d ago

Physical media be it music,movies or games will be around for many years to come. But digital will in a near future be what’s most buy. Statistics year by year confirms this.

Teflon02573d ago

Rumour!? Lol
More like myth. No one actually believes that til it happens

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