The transition to digital storefronts like the PlayStation Store on consoles is gradually growing every year, and it won’t be long now before its sales eclipse physical ones. New data from Sony’s latest financial report shows that in the quarter that ended 31st March, 2018, an impressive 43 per cent of the PlayStation 4’s software sales were made digitally. For the fiscal year as a whole, that number sat at 32 per cent.
It’s worth noting that in the previous fiscal year, digital sales accounted for 27 per cent of all PS4 software sales, so the number is rising – and quickly. It’s obviously far too early to even consider the abolishment of Blu-ray and retail game sales, but these numbers are only going to keep growing – and it won’t be long before digital purchases account for the majority of software sales. At that stage, things are going to escalate very quickly.
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