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evox
05-30-08, 10:49 PM
"We see sub ten per cent growth rates in our core, packaged retail business," Newell said. "Right now we're seeing close to 200 per cent growth in the alternative ways of connecting with customers.

"It will actually pass over in the next three months, how much of our business is coming from retail versus how much is coming from other channels."

http://www.videogamer.com/news/30-05-2008-8423.html

:)

JigenD
05-30-08, 11:04 PM
I'm surprised it isn't already way over. Think of all the games on Steam, and how few titles Valve themselves put out for retail (plus EA AND the retailers take a chunk!). They're probably just making sales on Orange Box right?

nutcrackr
05-30-08, 11:08 PM
200% lols

Sobbsy
05-31-08, 12:16 AM
It hasn't already? That's a surprise... I don't actually know of a single soul who's bought ANY of Valve's games via a store release in at least 4 years now.

jolle
05-31-08, 06:58 AM
I just bought STALKER on Steam hehe.