Digital retailer Metaboli is an acquisition target for major video game firms.
MCV has been told twice that distribution giant Arvato is set to buy the company, but twice Arvato has strenuously denied it.
“We are not currently in discussions with Metaboli about purchasing the business,” a spokesperson told MCV.
Metaboli is in fact one of many potential targets for distributors and publishers.It follows Gem’s acquisition of digital distributor Ztorm.
One leading expert in the sector said that the days of independent digital retailers are coming to an end, with more distributors and publishers looking to acquire B2C companies.
“The implications of distributors buying digital retailers are huge,” our source said. “This entire sector will look very different even by the end of this year."