DEVELOP?09: And market for digital was $600m last year says GfK ChartTrack

PC downloads top $1bn in ’09

The value of the PC digital distribution will comfortably sail past the $1bn barrier this year.

According to Dorian Bloch, the business group director of GfK-ChartTrack – who was speaking on a panel discussion at this week’s Develop conference in Brighton – 2009 sales of games through the likes of Steam, Direct2Drive and other download services will have pushed the total past that watershed number.

And that’s growth in the market of almost 200 per cent – according to Bloch, the market was approximately worth $600m in 2008.

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