A Walmart video game digital distribution model has been launched, thanks to a recent partnership with streaming service Gaikai. The world's largest retailer will pay Gaikai for the number of minutes a user streams a game, which will no doubt boost the startup company as it pits its servers against OnLive, another streaming service.
David Perry, chief executive of Gaikai was quite excited about the deal, saying that, "Over the next 12 months, when people see a video game on TV and want to try it out, they can be sure the fastest way will be on Walmart’s website. It’s an exciting time and you’ll see more sites around the world doing these stealth launches with us."
What do you guys think? Enough of a deal to make you switch from wherever you choose to shop to Walmart?