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Handheld Game Store Launches

Playdate Presents its New Catalog Games Store as a Curated Storefront

— March 8, 2023 — Tech
Panic's Playdate system began its shipping out to customers last spring and has since offered two ways for players to install games on the handheld device, with the latest being the launch of the Catalog Games Store. Prior to this, games are automatically added to the library at the rate of two per week for up to 12 weeks, reaching a total of 24 games within the first season.

There is also the option to purchase sideload games through marketplaces including Itch.io. The Catalog Games store marks the third way to attain games, which functions as a curated storefront of Playdate's upcoming content. When it launched, there were 16 games that are available with 11 of the titles as brand new games.

Image Credit: Panic
Trend Themes
1. Curated Storefront Trend - There is a trend towards curated storefronts, such as Playdate's Catalog Games Store, as a way to personalize the gaming experience for consumers.
2. Subscription-based Business Model Trend - Playdate's model of offering a subscription-based service with scheduled game releases may potentially disrupt the traditional pay-per-game model of the gaming industry.
3. Sideloading Games Trend - As seen with Playdate's partnership with Itch.io, sideloading games through third-party marketplaces is becoming a more popular trend in the gaming industry.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry could potentially benefit from offering curated storefronts to improve the overall gaming experience and increase customer loyalty.
2. Subscription-based Service Industry - Playdate's subscription-based model could disrupt the traditional pay-per-game model of the gaming industry and potentially spur growth in the subscription-based service industry.
3. Third-party Marketplace Industry - Third-party marketplaces, such as Itch.io, that offer sideloading of games may become more important as a distribution channel for gaming companies to reach a wider audience.
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