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UK’s biggest supermarket to stop selling physical video games

In recent years we have seen an increased adoption of digital gaming media, with a decreasing number of players opting to purchase their games physically. This figure will likely only decrease from here on out, as the UK’s biggest supermarket brand has now announced their intentions to stop selling physical games.

As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, Tesco is set to stop stocking physical video games across its nearly 3000 shops throughout the UK, claiming that its reasons are to push customers “towards digital entertainment.”

In order to facilitate this, Tesco will not be stocking any more games in its stores, meaning when all the games are gone, they’re gone. Interestingly, the chain did confirm that they will still be selling digital points cards – presumably as part of their ‘digital entertainment’ push.

While there is no denying that the online shopping experience for video games has become a whole lot more convenient over the years, being able to go into a shop and pick up a new game physically has always been a source of delight. Hopefully we do not see other retailers following suit.

KitGuru says: What do you think of the closure? Have you ever bought a game from Tesco? Do you prefer physical or digital games? Let us know down below.

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