Physical Versions of Games Still Selling Much Better Than Digital Versions in the UK

May 29, 2015 Written by Mark Labbe

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In the UK, physical versions of games are still selling better on consoles than digital versions, new data shows.

Thanks to MCV, which combined numbers from UKIE/GfK Chart-Track and SuperData, we can see that only around 20 percent of console games were purchased digitally in March and April. Two charts were drawn up to show the percentages of physical games bought versus digital ones in those two months, although the charts only show the top eight console games.

UK Top Console Games March April

 

SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen explained that while the console chart is still in beta, it is expected to be “on equal level with the traditional retail rankings by Q4 2015.”

SuperData’s digital console chart for the UK is currently still in beta but we expect to have the charts on equal level with the traditional retail rankings by Q4 2015. Our UK digital console rankings are compiled based on data we collect from payment service providers and participating developers. On a monthly basis, approximately 5.1 million UK gamers spend money on digital games across all platforms and devices.

Are you a gamer that prefers to buy physical versions of games, or do would you rather purchase digital versions of games? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source: MCV]