Friday, 27 November 2009

House: "Retail Packaged Games Not Going Anywhere Soon"

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Despite Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada being concerned about the physical games market, SCEE president Andrew House has said the retail game isn't going anywhere any time soon:
“I think we were always fairly clear, as far back as the original announcements, that this wasn’t a replacement for the current PSP-3000 offering, and that it sits alongside that and packaged media. It’s additive to the business. The early sales numbers that we’ve seen bear that out – I don’t think there’s been a huge amount of cannibalization, and I think those sales have come in and lifted overall PSP sales."

“It’s clearly demonstrated that there is a consumer out there, and it’s validated that proposition in moving more towards a digital download as a preferred means of getting content."

“Make no mistake, when you’re looking at PS3 games and you’re seeing the shift in the sheer size of the data that’s becoming available, the packaged media business is not going away any time soon.”
Source: GI

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