Minecraft creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, has suggested that UK high street retailer GAME's closure has been the result of an "unfortunate side effect of digital distribution".
Speaking to Gamespot at the BAFTAs earlier this month, Persson revealed a certain ambivalence over GAME's situation, suggesting that although it was a sad situation, there was also an excitement about the digital future.
"I think [Game's closure] is an unfortunate side effect of digital distribution," he said. "And I think digital distribution is saving gaming. So I'm kind of torn. I think [Game's closure is] very sad, but I think it's also very fun. So it's hard to be happy or sad about it."
Then again, he would say that; Mojang have raked in $80 million from Minecraft sales. But he's not alone. TIGA reported back in February that retail was in sharp decline when stacked against digital distribution growth in the UK.
Set against the closure figures after day one of GAME's administration process, it's hard to argue in the current climate.