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Next digital distributor: Amazon?

March 28, 2010

Amazon might soon be joining the digital distribution of video games fray, according to a Lazard Capital Markets employee Colin Sebastian. He found some job listings that hint at it.

“Our periodic checks of job postings uncovered a search by Amazon in the video game category to help implement a new digital distribution platform. As in other segments of digital media, we expect Amazon to pursue new opportunities as an aggregator of online games, similar to Steam (PC), BigPoint (browser) and others,” said Sebastian.”Overall, Amazon currently has roughly 1,250 open positions, with a concentration on software development with 511 open requisitions (41% of total).”

What do you all think of this? Will Amazon be able to compete with Steam (and eventually GameStop once they make their push in digital distribution)?

[Via IndustryGamers]

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