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What does the future hold for physical gaming discs? According to some experts, these discs may soon be better used as coasters. Digital downloads are continuing to rise, while physical game sales have been falling. By November 2014, digital downloads had risen 23% over the year. Physical discs sales dropped by 17% during this same period.
As of March 2015, digital game sales reported over one billion downloads sold, which was up 2% from the past year’s recorded sales. That’s a pretty significant set of figures to start out the year. These numbers may show a change in gamer preferences, and may also highlight new types of games rising in popularity. Only time will tell which one will win in the future, but our money is on digital.