Physical media extinction ‘inevitable’

Ben Parfitt
Physical media extinction ‘inevitable’

A cocktail of strong debate and sparkling wit was the outcome of sister site Develop’s first ever Jury Service feature, which resulted in a near-unanimous verdict that physical content is now on borrowed time.

“If you look at the model adopted by the music industry, it is getting rarer and rarer that you would physically buy an album,” said Traveller’s Tales director Job Burton.

FinBLade's John Chasey added: "There is a vicious circle occurring where retail is seeing a growing percentage of sales are in the second hand market since the margins are greater, which reduces revenue for publishers and developers.

"They will therefore migrate towards online as a method of increasing their margins."

For the full feature, head over to Develop.

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Tags: Media , games , Digital , video , downloads , physical , extinction

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