There was once a time when physical media reigned supreme. Over the years however, we have seen the physical space give way to digital media – with the latter seeing its adoption increase year-on-year. One company which has seen a near-complete shift to digital media is Capcom, announcing that 95% of all its sales are digital.
As part of the company’s most recent fiscal reports (in which Capcom revealed that 50% of its game sales are on PC), the publisher released a chart showcasing the progression of the company’s sales as it pertains to digital vs physical media. As can be seen, during Capcom’s Q2 2022, 95% of all sales made were digital in nature, compared to just 5% physical.
While we have seen game sales trend towards digital in recent years, seeing Capcom move to almost 100% digital is interesting. That being said, it is worth noting that this 95% includes PC sales, which as mentioned accounted for 50% of all units sold. As such, in removing PC from the equation, the ratio is much less extreme – but even so the evidence is clear: we are rapidly approaching an all-digital future.
EA recently claimed that it would stop selling physical media in Germany and other German speaking countries. It will be interesting to see whether Capcom follows suit.
KitGuru says: What do you think of these sales statistics? Are you surprised? Do you still buy physical games? Let us know down below.