How Your $60 Video Game is Chopped Up

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Via the informative folks at FeedVibe, we had this rather illuminating chart that shows exactly how much of your money goes where when you plunk down $60 for a video game.

As digital distribution takes over, I expect to see the 20% handed to the retailer to shrink dramatically. But if you think that all of a sudden games will be 20% cheaper, you’re kidding yourself. More than likely either the console or the publisher will pocket the different and keep charging you the same.

For as much as people like to claim the $60 game is going away, I have my doubts this will ever come to pass.


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