At the ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference there is some more news about digital sales – including some interesting growth figures:
ICv2 estimates that sales of digital comics grew from less than one million in 2009 to between $6 and $8 million in 2010, a figure that will likely double in 2011
And with theÂ accessibilityÂ increasing through different devices and distributors this will continue to grow!
Sonyâ€™s PSPâ€™s usefulness as a comics delivery device has largely collapsed as the result of the hacking of the PSP network, and it doesnâ€™t appear at this time that it will recover.
EspeciallyÂ with the news of no more PSP Comics – but Sony seem to have another plan in mind!
The market is poised for even more growth as tablet computers proliferate and e-readers become more tablet-like and suitable for comics just as day and date availability is about to grow exponentially as publishers look to exploit the digital market to reach new consumers (see â€œMajor Marvel Titles Going Day & Dateâ€).
So far there is little evidence of cannibalization of sales of physical comic books by actual sales of digital comics, though a recent poll byÂ Comic Book ResourcesÂ indicated that over a third of respondents said that they would go digital or split purchases when DC made all its titles â€œday & date.â€Â Early indications are that those consumers who buy both paper and digital comics tend to buy more, which could mitigate the effect of at least some of the defections.
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