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Capcom believes digital distribution is more important than retail for PC games

By on March 4, 2009

In an interview with RockPaperShotgun, Capcom’s VP of strategic development argues that for PC games, digital distribution is more important than retail.

Asked “Is digital distribution more important to the PC than retail?”, Christian Svensson said ” For me? Absolutely. No question in my mind.” Capcom also claims to be the leading player in downloads in the console space as well.

I don’t think is surprising, given the poor experience of purchasing PC games in store and the ease (certainly compared with a console) of buying downloadable content on the PC.

Yet more threats to the existence of the bricks-and-mortar stores (although they can still rely on shifting console hardware for a while yet.)

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com
  • http://www.godine.co.uk/ Nic Hunkin

    I certainly agree with RockPaperShotgun , he is right , how many CD and DVD we bought which weren’t working or the CD-Key was already in use . A digital downloadable copy is far better.