PC download purchases nearing retail sales - NPD

  • In its monthly sales estimates, the NPD Group only offers figures of  physical retail sales of non-PC games, not digital downloads of Windows-based titles. Today, though, the US industry-research firm offered estimates for digital downloads for not too long ago…as well as the results won't terribly astonish anyone acquainted with PC gaming.     Blizzard's distinctive line of World of Warcraft credit remains open…very open, actually.    For the 1 year ending December 31, 2009, some 21.3 million games were bought digitally from the US--roughly in line together with the 23.5 million units sold at retail during a similar year. Valve Software's Steam was the superior online retailer, as well as Direct2drive, Blizzard.com, EA.com, and Worldofwarcraft.com--another extension of Blizzard's massive massively multiplayer empire.
    Casual and social media gaming seemed to Buy Kronos Gold be a big draw, said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. "The popularity of online community gaming increased from Q3’09 to Q4’09 as 4.8 million the best way to played games using a social network inside the U.S.," she explained.  "This demonstrates how consumers may now experience casual forms of games through myriad vehicles, broadening the competitive landscape."  
    The NPD survey was determined by responses from 8,000 consumers, along with the resulting information is "weighted and projected being representative with the U.S. population ages 2 and older." The industry research firm's normal data comes from the panel well over 180,000 individuals, whose habits are tracked via weekly studies. MMOAH is capable of providing a better service for Cheap Warmane Gold trading. We have provided service for thousands and thousands of players in all over the world.