PC Downloads Overtake Retail Sales

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I read this article and was interested to see that in the first six months of 2010 more game units were shipped digitally than via retail (although retail still accounts for the most revenue). That’s a pretty cool turning point for the industry. Naturally Steam was the biggest vendor of digital games, and who was the biggest Casual game provider? Why Big Fish Games of course!

Clearly if you an an Indie making arcade games you’ve got to target Steam and Direct2Drive (as well as selling direct of course). And if you are making casual games, that top 5 list should be a good starting point (Gamehouse is Real Arcade by the way).

2 Responses to “PC Downloads Overtake Retail Sales”

  1. MrPhil Says:

    I’m surprised it took this long, it’s so hard to find a store that is truly in a business of PC games. Sure, Wal-Mart, Target, Game Stop etc sell retail boxes, but only proven hits. When I find myself at the mall, I don’t bother walking into the game store anymore. It’s just going to be a shelf full of Star Craft 2, and Madden 2011.

  2. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Yep. I’m only interested in EB Games as it carries lots of used titles and I can hunt out great games at a low price.