Ottime notizie per il settore download a pagamneto del marketplace. Kevin Salcedo, manager di Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business , ha confermato che sono state effettuate transazioni per un totale di 240 milioni di dollari, di cui ben 180 negli ultimi 12 mesi, segno inequivocabile che la richiesta è in continuo aumento.
Discussing Xbox Live marketplace, Kevin Salcedo, manager of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, recently said – “Right now we have over 12 million users in over 26 countries, with $240 million (£122.8 million) in transactions revenue so far, with $180 million in the last 12 months alone.”
That great big pot of cash to be dipped into isn’t the only benefit to publishers, either. Salcedo went on to say, “On average, titles that have downloadable content on XBL marketplace have seen a 16 percent [longer] period of people holding onto that title, which keeps them from selling to second hand stores.”
Fewer second hand copies of games floating around, of course, means more sales of brand new copies in which publishers can share in the profits.