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Downloads key to Capcom PC future

Svensson wants to be market leader

Speaking with Rock Paper Shotgun, Capcom US boss-man Christian Svensson has said that such is the nature of the PC market that downloads are now more important than full retail releases for the publisher.

When asked whether downloads were more important than boxed releases, Svensson replied: "Absolutely. No question in my mind. Digital distribution on PC ties directly into our strategy. Capcom is trying to lead in digital distribution, and I would go as far as to say that in the console space we are already the leading software publisher."

He continued, comparing the situation with the Xbox Live Arcade download platform, stating: "We've had the highest revenue-generating Xbox Live title, we've had the highest revenue-generating Wii title, we're definitely in the top three or four on the PlayStation network. To that end, on the PC side, I've spent the past year building up a digital distribution channel that has about twenty different partners. We're ready on the console side, and we were the first Japanese publisher to do anything on Steam."

More PC downloadables on the way from Capcom, then? It seems a dead-cert.

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