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NPD: Retail Sales Decline As Digital Purchases Rise

Posted on Thursday, September 5 @ 12:05:28 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


The NPD Group has released sales data for the second quarter of 2013, and judging by the report, interest in digital games in growing at a steady rate while retail games lag behind.

A total of $2.88 billion was spent on video games during the period. Of that total, a whopping $1.77 billion was made up of digital purchases. That said, overall sales are down, with Q2 of 2012 bringing in $2.97 billion, marking a 3% decline.

This can obviously be attributed to the shrinking interest in retail games. It's clear boxed copies are becoming less and less relevant as we move closer to a digital future. Are you ready to embrace a disc-free world? Is the convenience of having something digital worth the change? Let us know in the comments below.
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