Walmart To Stop Selling Physical Xbox Games, Says Claim
In the wake of the news that Best Buy will start to phase out the sales of physical media, it has been claimed that Walmart is planning to follow suit, starting by discontinuing the sale of physical Xbox games in the new year.
This claim comes from Josh Fairhurst, the CEO of Limited Run Games, on Twitter. He explained how he has heard rumours that Walmart is ‘dropping’ physical Xbox games soon, but further cuts will be made in the future that could impact other platforms.
Physical Being Phased Out
It was just yesterday that a Ubisoft representative was explaining how there will always be a market for physical games. Today, a claim has dropped suggesting that the biggest retailer in the United States is preparing to stop stocking physical media – which will undoubtedly be a blow to that market, but is it all inevitable?
As time goes on, we’re becoming increasingly digital as gamers. With cloud streaming services rising in popularity over time and tech titans like Microsoft and Sony fielding consoles that suit the digital player, physical media is becoming almost archaic, for some consumers.
Josh Fairhurst believes that, as 2024 unravels, Walmart (and outside of that, potentially other retailers) will make ‘further cuts’ to physical gaming sections.