PlayStation 5 owners prefer boxed games to downloads

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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PlayStation fans across Europe and beyond heavily favour retail for their game purchases, with more than ten million boxed games sold in the console’s first ten months on sale.

The figure comes from Global Sales Data’s presentation at GI Live: London last month, where the firm’s video games consultant Sam Naji took a deeper look at the console’s cumulative sales from its launch in November 2020 to the end of August 2021.

GSD tracks full-game boxed sales from 23 countries and digital sales from 49 and covers all the major publishers.

The company found that retail has consistently

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