Famed Guide Maker Prima Games shuts down after 28 years of publication

British publisher DK is shutting down Prima Games after 28 years of publication.

DK stated in a press release that shutting down Prima Games was an “extremely difficult decision” and was due to “significant decline” in demand for video game guides. The company will officially cease operation by March 2019 to finish their existing arrangements. Prima Games has published guides for thousands of titles and was the biggest strategy guide maker in the industry.

With Prima Games being shut down and Brady Games being merged into it a few years ago there aren’t any of the old big strategy guide makers left. Makes sense with the rise of the Internet everyone just prefers to Google the help they need instead of buying guides.

What do you think of the news? Had some good memories with Prima Guides? Share those with us in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

Founder of GearNuke.
Follow him on Twitter

View all posts