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forget all the bs around microsoft drm policies i will focus on 1 thing and why retail shouldve supported xbone drm.  everyone says the world is going digital.  right now you can download a full game through live with retail getting nothing at all.  at least with the disc they had the potential to sell the disc.  the more people that go full digital the less retail will make.  who will their market be in the future?



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The majority of my collection is from used games, so I wouldn't support it. Also, I will never go digital, so I wouldn't do that either.

Retail earns a lot more on used games a new games profit margin is just a fraction of what a used game sale can bring.

tres said:

 right now you can download a full game through live with retail getting nothing at all.  at least with the disc they had the potential to sell the disc.

They still have the potential to sell the disc. :)

A much bigger potential, since the incentive to buy physical is much bigger than it would be with DRM.



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Netyaroze said:
Retail earns a lot more on used games a new games profit margin is just a fraction of what a used game sale can bring.

retail will earn nothing if these companies go fully digital tho.  thats the point im making.



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LemonSlice said:
tres said:

 right now you can download a full game through live with retail getting nothing at all.  at least with the disc they had the potential to sell the disc.

They still have the potential to sell the disc. :)

A much bigger potential, since the incentive to buy physical is much bigger than it would be with DRM.

alot of people are planning on going all digital this gen anyway.  the disc was a faster way to install.



I'm appauled at the logic.

What makes you think Microsoft wouldnt go full digital soon after? Now, they know they cant do it that easily. Retailers won a big victory to the future of their business.
Anyways why do you care? You can go fully digital regardless. The beauty of it is you now have a choice.



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cant quote you right now thanks to vgchartz working pretty flawed with windows rt. The companys cant go all digital its just not possible. Look at the PSP GO flop in Japan with their excellent internet infrastructure. Aslong as the majority of sales are disc based and MS and Sony rely on retail to sell theํr consoles they will not go all digital. MS tried their DRM and it backfired because people like their physical media and need it in alot of cases to be even able to buy the games.

Its not like MS and Sony decide wether they can go all digital the market and the infrastructure decides when its time not MS and not Sony.

tres said:

forget all the bs around microsoft drm policies i will focus on 1 thing and why retail shouldve supported xbone drm.  everyone says the world is going digital.  right now you can download a full game through live with retail getting nothing at all.  at least with the disc they had the potential to sell the disc.  the more people that go full digital the less retail will make.  who will their market be in the future?


So... uhhhh... taking away all of the benefits offered by physical media would somehow discourage people from going digital?  Errrr... ok...



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Nem said:

I'm appauled at the logic.

What makes you think Microsoft wouldnt go full digital soon after? Now, they know they cant do it that easily. Retailers won a big victory to the future of their business.
Anyways why do you care? You can go fully digital regardless. The beauty of it is you now have a choice.


I think the point he is making is about the future.  Microsoft were offering a way for retailers to be involved in digital through the sale of a disc.  For people that choose to go digital this generation they will not buy any games from retailers as they don't have that choice.  I'm off digital next gen for convenience so retailers will not be getting a penny from me.  I'm ahead of most in the decision to move but the change is coming and retailers will be left out cold now.    Its irrelevant now as that paths gone, perhaps in future the option will become available again in a slightly modified manner.