A transition towards the Web-based model continues to amuse the gaming world, Electronics Arts has said that it is expecting the sales of digital games taking over those boxed games in the coming years.
There has been a struggle sustaining the revenue growth as gamers are migrating to casual and social games on the internet and on mobile devices. A Hundred of thousands gamers gathered in Cologne, Germany this week for the gamescom 2012 trade fair. Considerig the recent trend, Investors are now shedding their dilemma whether the game companies like EA Sports, Activision, will be able to compete with companies like Zynga, which has been distributing its large majority of games via Social networking sites like facebook. Mobile Devices and desktop apps stores, such as Google Play Store and Mac App Store, along with desktop gaming applications such as Stream have made application makers to think about its distribution media. EA reported recently that there has been a significant increase in the registered users of its own digital distribution platform, in a few months they have reached from 11 million to 21 million.
Still, EA has made clear that it respects its user who chose to buy the boxed games (on optical media) despite the rise in digital sales,
"We will never abandon physical media. As long as the consumer wants to buy something on a disc, we will be there to offer it," said the EA's chief operating officer, Peter Moore