Capcom: DLC Accounts For 15-16% Of Packaged Game Sales

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As reported earlier in February, Capcom’s DLC and digital download business is growing. Digital downloads of full games have more than doubled over the last one year, while DLC sales are up 10% over expectations.


In a recent Q&A with investors and analysts, Capcom provided a little more data on both these fronts. Specifically, Capcom say that DLC accounts for about 15-16% of sales in the consumer (packaged) games business. Capcom believe this ratio will continue to increase.


Meanwhile, while downloads of full games are on the uptick, Capcom say that the difference in profitability between retail sales and download sales is negligible at the moment.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.