Berlin Particularly striking: the buying behavior of PC games. The share of downloads here is 93 percent. The situation is different for games for game consoles such as Nintendo Switch, Playstation or Xbox. Almost two thirds (64 percent) of all console games were purchased by gamers in the form of data carriers.
It is cheap to load, expensive to buy as a disc
The price is also decisive. The cheaper the game, the sooner it will be downloaded: according to the information, eight out of ten games under 30 euros were purchased as a download.
However, there can be no talk of an end of the data carriers yet. More expensive games consumers like to have as a physical copy. 68 Percent of all games with a retail price of 30 euros or more were purchased on data carriers.
According to the data, a total of around 9.8 billion euros will be spent on video games and related digital services in Germany by 2021 – an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous year.