GamesIndustry.biz talks with GamersGate CEO Theodore Bergquist about digital distribution, who says their service grew by 100% last year, and he expects up to 200% more growth over this year. He says brick-and-mortar stores have an advantage in selling hardware, "But if it's games only, then no way - I can't see [them surviving]. I've been in e-commerce since 1996 and I haven't seen a goods business model better than this. It's so pure online in its nature - I can't really see how a traditional retailer can survive, unless they decide to go online themselves." Of course, he is biased, but that doesn't mean he's wrong. An arguably more objective perspective on the topic is offered by Capcom's Christian Svensson who discusses his company's increasing interest in PC games with Rock, Paper, Shotgun in a conversation that also centers on digital distribution:
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