Retailer Best Buy is planning to “phase out sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs both in-store and online in early 2024.” In a statement to the outlet Variety, a Best Buy person said the following:
“To state the obvious, the way we watch movies and TV shows is much different today than it was decades ago. Making this change gives us more space and opportunity to bring customers new and innovative tech for them to explore, discover and enjoy.”
This decision is stated to have first come about roughly nine months ago. However, Best Buy, according to this report, will continue to sell video games, so there’s no need to fear on that front, at least.
You can view Variety’s coverage for further details.
While such a development isn’t exactly surprising, given the growth of digital purchases, it is still saddening to hear. It’s only a matter of time until Best Buy considers ceasing this practice with games.
Still, there are those who believe physical video games will always be present, such as Chris Early, Ubisoft’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development.
We’ll keep you all updated on the continued physical selling of video games from major retailers.
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