Digital games were at all times going to be extremely fashionable on account of sooner residence broadband speeds and cheaper storage costs. Now it has been confirmed that 89.5% of all video game gross sales final 12 months in the most important gaming market in Europe, the United Kingdom, were digital purchases from retailer fronts just like the Nintendo eShop, Playstation Store, Microsoft Store, App Store, Google Play, and Steam. Almost 9 out of ten of all video game purchases final 12 months in the UK were digital. The BBC says that the video gaming business accounted for £4.7bn of gross sales in the UK in 2022, which its increased than that of the movie, tv or music industries.
“In the old days, when there was pretty much only physical console games and PC discs, it was far easier to track the market. These days, it’s a lot more fragmented and sometimes the new digital players simply won’t share their sales data directly – that’s where estimates come in. The proof of the pudding is how the numbers are received and respected.”
ERA chief govt Kim Bayley