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An Industry in Transition

Have you guys heard about this Internet thing? It’s supposedly the future, and that includes how we buy our video games.

We can see in the infographic below, created by Statista and based off of info from a report by the Entertainment Software Association, that sales of physical copies of games at retail have been consistently decreasing since 2008, while the percentage of digital copies among all titles sold is increasing.

This gigantic image is filled with other interesting information, like which genres are selling best and the most popular types of mobile games, so be sure to scroll all the way down to the very bottom.

Retail versus digital video game sales