More Gamers Buy Used Than Digital
An NPD survey has found that 78 percent of core gamers frequently purchase used games, compared to 70 percent who regularly buy digital games. Core gamers are described as those who spend at least five hours a week playing traditional games on a PS3, Xbox 360, PC, or Mac.
While gamers purchase used games more often than digital games, new retail copies remains the most popular option, with 88 percent of respondents saying they regularly buy new physical copies of games.
In the most recently completed holiday quarter, the NPD found that core gamers spent an average of $129 on new physical games, and less than half of that on used and digital games.
I’d like to see the statistics that apply specifically to PC gamers — I imagine we’d see drastically different numbers.
via GI International