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Sony: “Most gamers won’t buy online right now”

PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth has said that physical games are here to stay because a “majority” of gamers don’t want to buy games online right now.

In an interview with GamesIndustry International, he said,”I think the reality is this: Our digital business is growing fast, and we have incredibly strong partnerships with our key retail partners as well. What we try to do is offer a relatively level playing field and let the gamers decide. We’re not trying to advantage them, we believe in consumer choice.”

“It’s clear that the vast majority of the people want to go down to GameStop or Best Buy, they don’t want to buy it online right now,” he added. “How that might change in the future is kind of hard to predict. People might be quite surprised, I think physical games will be around a lot longer than some people think.”

Games for the PS4 will be available as digital as well as hard copies. The same applies for the Xbox One.

What will be your medium of choice? The simplicity of physical retailers or the ease of online downloads? Do let us know.

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7 comments

  1. Some people don't like the feel of digital copies of games per say as they could use up more data than you would like and also disc based games are more cheaper than the digital copies these days. Hoping they stay this way I guess disc based games would be the best choice for gamers. Digital would be good if the game would need to be imported but is available to download via psn store or other store like xbl marketplace.

  2. I want a real disk, digital is good… but me and other still love disk bace games. plus what would happen to collators editions, for me same goes with CDs.

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