Originally Posted by Bouncing Zabaglione Bros.
It's hardly surprising that PC gamers are turning to direct download. Go into the average store, and they have swept away their PC games in order to make lots of profit selling second hand console games. If they do have a few PC games, they will be out of date and grossly overpriced compared to a good e-tailer or direct download.
Retailers have made their own bed, they can hardly complain when PC shoppers don't want to lie in it with them.
Even my local Best Buy, a full-sized store, has cut their PC shelving down to basically a glorified kiosk. Go to pickup a major PC release a week after it comes out and it's almost out of stock because the store orders so few units these days. I'm probably at 80-90% of my purchasing coming from Amazon or DD.