A new Xbox rumor has fans concerned about the end of physical games. Every year, digital gaming is growing in popularity, largely due to the convenience of buying games digitally. That said, the combination of collectors and budget gaming – as physical games go on sale faster and deeper and they can be traded and shared again – has been enough to keep the retail market alive. Furthermore, in parts of the world where a good internet connection is impossible, digital gaming is not really an option. All this suggests that the physical games market isn’t going anywhere, but a new rumor is questioning this thinking.
A new rumor from Brazil suggests that physical games will no longer be produced and distributed in Brazil. Although far from the largest market in the world, the Brazilian market is a substantial one, so this would be an important development. And as a result, this rumor has many comments about the beginning of the end of the physical games market, at least as we know it.
As for the rumor itself, it comes from the Brazilian website NERDIZMO, and by translation, so take it with a grain of salt. However, according to the website, important upcoming releases such as Hogwarts legacy And Resident Evil 4 on Xbox will not receive a retail release. And if these big releases aren’t, then you assume most games will follow. According to Nerdizmo, the change is due to low sales of physical Xbox games. In other words, it’s just not worth it for retailers.
For now, there is nothing to indicate that a monumental shift will follow in the world market. In Europe, the United States and other major markets, there is still too much demand for physical Xbox games. However, as many note about the news in the video game forum Reset erait’s not a good sign and perhaps the first marker of a gradual market shift from physical to digital.
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