PC Game Digital Downloads Dramatically Outpace Retail Sales

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PC World, 9/20/10

More from ‘the writing’s on the wall’ department, it seems digital download versions of PC games have roared past sales of physical retail units during the first six months of 2010.

We’re not talking a couple hundred thousand gap, either. According to U.S. retail (and more recently, digital) sales tracker The NPD Group, PC full-game digital downloads topped a record 11.2 million, compared with 8.2. million physical units purchased at retail during the Jan-June 2010 sales period.

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