And what about the rest of the report, which doesn't look good, the upward movement is crazy.
"Sales of full games downloaded over the Internet and game adds-on like additional storylines or, in the case with mobile games, in-app purchases hit $1.1 billion in April, up more than 15 percent from this time a year ago, according to SuperData Research.
In their respective quarterly earnings reports earlier this month, big-name game makers Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard yet again reiterated the industry's commitment to shift to sales over the Internet.
Of EA's $4.3 billion in sales last year, after some accounting adjustments, a record $2.2 billion came from Internet sales of both full games and add-ons. Sales from EA's growing library of titles for smartphones and tablets also hit a new record, ringing up $524 million for the year. Activision said a record 76 percent, or $538 million, of its total revenue came from sales over the Internet of full-game downloads and in-game adds-ons.
Before long, the sight of an eager game player heading to the local GameStop to purchase the newest title may be a relic of the past.