There’s no doubt that digital is proving a popular choice with console gamers with cheaper memory and storage available. Square Enix has said in their recent company outline that they expect digital sales will account for roughly 70-80% of their video game sales in the west in the not so distant future. Here’s what was said:
Q: Approximately what percentage of the HD Games sub-segment’s business do you think will be accounted for by digital downloads over the medium to longer term?
A: Digital downloads already account for around 50% of business in the Western markets. Given that the gaming market is shifting further to digital sales, I believe it will reach approximately 70-80%.