Digital Game Earnings Will Catch Up With Physical Games by 2019, According to GameStop

on April 15, 2016 8:27 AM

GameStop’s CEO Paul Raines held a speech before GameStop’s investor’s meeting yesterday, and he brought up an interesting projection for the split between the digital and physical game markets.

According to Raines, operating earnings from digital games will catch up with physical games by 2019, while by the end of this year the split will be 30%/90%.


It’s worth mentioning that this doesn’t mean that digital games will sell as much as physical games in terms of unit sales, as earnings from digital sales also include DLC, subscriptions and microtransactions.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.