Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years

Prima Games Shutting Down

The publisher's parent company DK announced this week that the company is winding down operations and will close down after 28 years in business.

Reported initially on EGM Now, the news was confirmed by the Dorling Kindersley division of Penguin Random House. It was announced that the sales of these guides have fallen significantly.

Veteran video game strategy guide publisher Prima Games will be shutting down next year. According to PublishersLunch, "there are approximately 40 people from Prima on LinkedIn".

"During a year-long extensive review, many new ways were explored to diversify Prima Games publishing; however, the dynamics for us of this fast-paced landscape have continued to prove hard". Some of those working in the company's Indianapolis office "will stay until March 2019 to publish the remaining program".

Prima Games will officially close its doors in the Spring of 2019.

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Prima Games' guides offered long-form in-depth guides for just about any and every videogame you can think of.

I'll also never forget the days of my youth where I would grab a guide to help navigate my way through some of the more obtuse N64 games.

While this is sad news for those affected, it's probably not all that surprising given the decline of high street retail and physical publications in general, not to mention how easy it is to get video game strategy guides for free on the internet (for example, right here with us).

Pour one out for Prima Games.

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