NPD: Downloads pass boxed sales on the PC
Industry analytical firm NPD's latest statistics suggest that for the first time PC downloads have outsold boxed games.
The statistics state that PC downloads sold 11.2 million units while PC boxed games only sold 8.2 million.
NPD's Anita Frazier said: "One major finding from this latest report is that the 'big got bigger' in the first half of 2010, with both Steam and Bigfish capturing a bigger share of full-game PC games digital download sales than they did last year."
She added: "The overall decline of PC games when combining sales via both digital downloads and physical retail sales is impacted by the expansion of social network gaming as well as the continued expansion of free game options."