Digital recreation gross sales are crushing boxed video games within the US

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New figures present fast decline of bodily video games as digital accounts for 74 % of all gross sales.

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Digital video games gross sales are dominating the US video games market, pushing boxed video games in the direction of an more and more area of interest viewers.

While expensive limited physical editions play a component in maintaining boxed gross sales alive, in figures revealed by NPD and The ESA, it’s simple to see how essential digital has turn out to be to business development.

Physical gross sales solely accounted for 26 % of the market in 2016, whereas digital took a large 74 % share of the market.


The above figures aren’t break up into subcategories or format, so embody PC, console, handheld, VR and smartphone.

Gamers within the US spent a whopping $24.5 billion on video games and hardware in 2016, up from $17.5 billion in 2010.

The survey additionally breaks down some fascinating numbers about multiplayer gaming, highlighting the most well-liked genres and time spent enjoying with others.

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You can catch the complete survey over on The ESA’s website.