1,029% year on year revenue growth

This is what is happening right now to downloadable console content. According to IDC. Which supports this previous article here.

They are saying that the total online console revenues in the USA will triple from $133 million in 2006 to $583 million in 2007. But that this is made up of two elements, subscriptions and content. Subscription revenue will go up by 158% and content revenue by the headline 1,029%. In one year.

And this is without the platform holders trying. They still prefer to ship cardboard and plastic round the world for their mainstream product releases. If they actually embraced digital distribution as their main business model then the growth would be much higher than a mere 1,029%. Maybe they are keeping this for the next generation of consoles, let’s hope there are no holes in the DRM.

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