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Saty
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(07-10-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Did they say anything interesting in the call?

Of the overall sell-through data of WD, PC represented 10-12% - of which 70% were digital.
PS4\XB1 digital share of is 10%, with the XB1 being a bit more than 10% and the PS4 a bit less than 10%.

The digital share for 360\PS3 is only 3 to 5%.

Digital copies are bought more in the US than in Europe.

More physical-digital ratios:

Valiant Hearts - 50-50
Child of Light - 75% digital, 25% physical.

Watch Dogs sales: 2\3 on next-gen+PC , 1\3 on 360&PS3.
Last edited by Nirolak; 07-10-2014 at 06:57 PM.
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(07-10-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Copy bump.

We rarely get actual digital or platform split data.
Saty
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(07-10-2014, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Thanks, new thread here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=852742



This I think I might also copy into a new thread. We rarely get this data.

Yeah, i'm still hearing the replay and they have some more physical-digital ratios:

Valiant Hearts - 50-50
Child of Light - 75% digital, 25% physical.
Caayn
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(07-10-2014, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saty

Digital copies are bought more in the US than in Europe.

This doesn't surprise me. When you see the digital prices for this title (and almost every other title) in the EU, €69.99 digital versus €50~€60 for a physical copy. That's a $13~$27 difference.
Saty
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(07-10-2014, 06:53 PM)
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Yeah, me too.

Watch Dogs sales: 2\3 on next-gen+PC , 1\3 on 360&PS3.
The Llama
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(07-10-2014, 06:54 PM)
Can someone post the overall sales breakdown (I think we've seen it before...)? Just curious exactly how the PC sales compare to the other platforms, in terms of percentage.
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(07-10-2014, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saty

Digital copies are bought more in the US than in Europe.

I wonder why?

JB1981
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(07-10-2014, 06:54 PM)
Did they offer an overall breakdown by platform?
Concept17
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(07-10-2014, 06:55 PM)
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Kind of surprised more of the PC sales aren't digital - like 90% or more.
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(07-10-2014, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Concept17

Kind of surprised more of the PC sales aren't digital - like 90% or more.

Well I imagine in the US that's true, but in parts of Europe there's still a strong PC retail presence.
perfectsil
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(07-10-2014, 06:56 PM)
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WD sold 8 million copies, damn
John Caboose
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(07-10-2014, 06:56 PM)
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Yeah the prices are the #1 problem for Europeans. I'm personally all digital download now but that is thanks to the US marketplace being semi-open to foreigners.

The "VAT" excuse doesn't hold up. Stop fucking us over with your bullshit prices please.
mullet2000
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(07-10-2014, 06:58 PM)
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Really interesting how low Next-Gen console digital sales are. I would have guessed a lot higher. Like, under 10% on PS4? Wow!

I guess we really weren't ready for an all-digital future.
Kiant
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(07-10-2014, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

I wonder why?

The prices on the EU store are disgusting. Think the DA:I Deluxe is 64.99 on PSN. Then they wonder why we don't want to buy digitally.
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(07-10-2014, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by mullet2000

Really interesting how low Next-Gen console digital sales are. I would have guessed a lot higher. Like, under 10% on PS4? Wow!

I guess we really weren't ready for an all-digital future.

Yea, I really have no incentive to go digital. With retail I can resell it later if I'd like, doesn't affect my bandwidth caps and I have a friend that I loan games with back and forth. Picking up used games for almost half price a few months later is awesome too.

Works out great.
Guymelef
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(07-10-2014, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saty

Yeah, i'm still hearing the replay and they have some more physical-digital ratios:

Valiant Hearts - 50-50
Child of Light - 75% digital, 25% physical.

?
Kysen
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(07-10-2014, 07:04 PM)
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Why buy for 59.99 when I can swap over to my us account and pay $60(35). The only ones losing out are SCEE.
AppleMIX
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(07-10-2014, 07:04 PM)
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Wait?! Valiant Hearts had a physical release?
Miles Quaritch
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(07-10-2014, 07:04 PM)
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PS4\XB1 digital share of is 10%, with the XB1 being a bit more than 10% and the PS4 a bit less than 10%.

This is interesting.

Wonder why the percentage of digital purchases is higher on the X1? More people taking advantage of the easy region change to buy cheaper games?
Jimmyfenix
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(07-10-2014, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guymelef

?

This surprised me as well.
Renpatsu
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(07-10-2014, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by AppleMIX

Wait?! Valiant Hearts had a physical release?

My question also.
Guymelef
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(07-10-2014, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Miles Quaritch

This is interesting.

Wonder why the percentage of digital purchases is higher on the X1? More people taking advantage of the easy region change to buy cheaper games?

Do you think it's hard to open session with your US PSN account and go to PS Store?
@Wreck
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(07-10-2014, 07:07 PM)
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going digital is about having space in my small condo lol

i have unlimited bandwidth from TekSavvy

was a good game i'm looking forward to unity

goto finish black flag
Menome
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(07-10-2014, 07:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guymelef

?

You can get download cards/coupons from stores, handy if you either don't trust online transactions or don't have a usable debit/credit card.
Nzyme32
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(07-10-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Miles Quaritch

This is interesting.

Wonder why the percentage of digital purchases is higher on the X1? More people taking advantage of the easy region change to buy cheaper games?

The difference is practically negligible since it is less than 1% difference. It seems pointless to compare the 2
perfectsil
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(07-10-2014, 07:08 PM)
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BigDug13
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(07-10-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Concept17

Kind of surprised more of the PC sales aren't digital - like 90% or more.

The idea that PC gamers are already proving that the world is ready to eliminate physical media was grossly misrepresented. PC retail is still a thing just like music on Compact Disc is still a thing. And publishers won't want to leave money on the table by abandoning retail anytime soon.
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(07-10-2014, 07:09 PM)
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I do wonder sometimes who in the UK buys games for 59.99 on PSN ... I mean anyone with a brain knows they can get it cheaper and the advantages of Digital simply aren't worth it.
Shiggy
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(07-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by perfectsil

They gave up on Nintendo platforms completely.
Nzyme32
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(07-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigDug13

The idea that PC gamers are already proving that the world is ready to eliminate physical media was grossly misrepresented. PC retail is still a thing just like music on Compact Disc is still a thing. And publishers won't want to leave money on the table by abandoning retail anytime soon.

And this is largely only in regions that have largely exaggerated digital prices due to poor euro conversion, which is easily avoidable through savy retail purchasing
Jonm1010
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(07-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiant

The prices on the EU store are disgusting. Think the DA:I Deluxe is 64.99 on PSN. Then they wonder why we don't want to buy digitally.

This is what continues to baffle me. As a publisher you are saving costs going digital yet you charge them equal or greater for the digital version.

If you want digital adoption lower the price!!

You want to change the buying habits of consumers to adopt the more publisher friendly digital distribution model give them incentive to do so. If the consumer is giving up their ability to have a physical copy and to re-sell for a glorified long term rental that is dependent on the network it's attached to then you have to fairly price it to account for that.
Vashetti
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(07-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Hopefully those low last-gen sales encourage the cut-off of cross-gen.
LilZippa
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(07-10-2014, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by perfectsil

Man that generational shift 360 to PS4.

Edit: what is with the pc drop?
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Fisty
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(07-10-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saty

Digital copies are bought more in the US than in Europe.

I wonder if that has anything to do with Sony/MS thinking $60=60=60
KooopaKid
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(07-10-2014, 07:12 PM)
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What? Valiant Hearts and Child Of Light had physical release?
Human_me
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(07-10-2014, 07:13 PM)
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Just a note to all US members

59.99 is $102.

Imagine paying that on your PSN store.
Wishmaster92
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(07-10-2014, 07:14 PM)
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Ok no more cross-gen for the next game plz.
Miles Quaritch
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(07-10-2014, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guymelef

Do you think it's hard to open session with your US PSN account and go to PS Store?

No? That doesn't mean it's not easier on X1 as it doesn't require you to set up a secondary account. You can use your primary account...

Originally Posted by Nzyme32

The difference is practically negligible since it is less than 1% difference. It seems pointless to compare the 2

Fair enough, seemed like a big enough difference to mention, but you're probably right. We'd need the actual numbers to determine how big/small the difference is.
Vashetti
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(07-10-2014, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fisty

I wonder if that has anything to do with Sony/MS thinking $60=60=60

Publishers set the prices on the PS Store.
Saty
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(07-10-2014, 07:15 PM)
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You can hear the conference call here: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/ou9n6mx5
The questions (aka the good part) starts 13minutes in.

Unless i misheard, they also said that the overall digital percentage of Watch Dogs is 14%, which is double of that of Black Flag which was 7%.

Working from the total shipped figure and coupled with the PC overall+digital share; the overall digital share; console digital share and ps4xb1pc vs 360-ps3 split, maybe some people can do some math and get some sort of unit estimations for the skus.
Miles Quaritch
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(07-10-2014, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by perfectsil

Over double the sales on PS4. That won't make happy reading for MS...

Actually, I'm not even sure the PS360 splits were as bad as that. Perhaps I'm not remembering some of the early generation game splits though.
Methamatics101
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(07-10-2014, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

I wonder why?

Fucking disgusting pricing in the EU. Will never buy digital unless publishers come to their senses - which is more than likely never to happen.
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(07-10-2014, 07:16 PM)
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By Valiant Hearts, do you mean Trials? I don't recall the former getting any sort of physical version.
mp1990
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(07-10-2014, 07:17 PM)
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I feel sorry for these people who bought it. including me
Foshy
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(07-10-2014, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by perfectsil

Note that these are not only Watch Dogs sales, but all Ubi games combined over the last quarter.
Renpatsu
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(07-10-2014, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by KooopaKid

What? Valiant Hearts and Child Of Light had physical release?

CoL had boxed download codes for their PC and PSN (360?) releases plus a retail Vita release on cart.
Edit: @Takao Ah I see. Well at least half pertinent to the question at large.
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(07-10-2014, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Renpatsu

CoL had boxed download codes for their PC and PSN (360?) releases plus a retail Vita release on cart.

The Vita version isn't counted in this report, so it's just the download code LEs.
kikonawa
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(07-10-2014, 07:20 PM)
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As long as i cant resell digitall games i wiĺl never buy full priced games from psn
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(07-10-2014, 07:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Concept17

Kind of surprised more of the PC sales aren't digital - like 90% or more.

Retail PC sales still strong in Russia/Eastern Europe I imagine.
SwiftDeath
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(07-10-2014, 07:21 PM)
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It is nice to see splits. Current-gen looks to have most of the strongest software buyers on it

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