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Digital Distribution, The Future

, By Patcoola

The future is digital, most music, movies and games are all moving to Digital Distribution.

Digital Distribution has proven to have may more benefits over stores. Digital is stay-at-home, on demand, and cost affective. Digital Distribution allows for products that would be no longer be in print to still be available, with digital you have a copy that lasts forever, in-fact some companies allow you access to multiple copies or versions. Digital is also cheaper, companies can afford to lower prices and provide discount prices.

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Traditional distribution by stores is extremely expensive and slow. Traditional distribution requires a lot more materials, time, costs, shipping, taxes, etc. CDs, DVDs and disks don’t last forever, CD rout can destroy a CD withing 5 years instead of the expected time span of 32 years.

Who has gone digital?

Music:
iTunes, Walmart, Amazon, Pure Tracks

Movies Rentals / On-Demand:
Netflixs, iTunes, Digital Cable Providers

Video Games Consoles:
Play Station Network
Xbox Live

Computer Games:
Steam website: store.steampowered.com
GOG.com website: www.gog.com
D2D website: www.direct2drive.com

Computer Software:
Microsoft and many companies have used digital distribution to provide there products instantly and cheaper for many years. Millions of digital media and applications are delivered everyday over the Internet.

 

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