Console games market nearing 50% downloads

The transition from physical to digital gaming is happening quicker than many analysts had predicted. A report from Games Industry shows that in some instances, top console titles are seeing as much as 45 per cent of their sales being claimed by digital downloads.

Activision this revealed that digital sales of Destiny 2 on consoles actually accounted for over 50 per cent of its total, setting a new record for the company.

Games Industry adds that while a number of big 2017 releases (such as FIFA 18, Forza Motorsport 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origin) have reported annual unit sales drops in the physical-only UK charts, once the missing digital sales are factored in, many of these titles are actually up compared to their predecessors.

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