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I dont think its not cheaper, I know its not cheaper. As far as playstation is concerned anyway.



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CDiablo said:
1/2 of all states in the USA tax digital goods. Typically people can get games while out or shipped to them for free. Physical games(both new and used prices are legal in this argument) are almost always cheaper than digital on consoles. I would say if you trade games to gamestop you are likely someone who needs money immediately, doesnt care about how much they get back, or an idiot. You can usually get $5 and more for every game released for ever console ever(save for a few games like sports games)

A few states do, but from what I know the tax is still cheaper than retail tax.

And physical games aren't always cheaper, even used. Flash sales completely destroy you point. If used games are fair game, so are flash sales. Steam alone shows how cheap digital games can be. I can get 50 steam games for like $100 during a summer sale. Can't do that with retail.



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toastboy44562 said:

In Most States the Government Cannot tax digital goods. So by default a 60 dollar game is 5 about dollars cheaper. Now, you won't have to spend the gas to go get that game either. That is another few dollars in savings. The most you can get back from turning a physical copy to gamestop is a dollar or two. Digital is much cheaper! Go digital!


You need to mention the resell value of Physical copy.

You can share a physical copy. If you share a physical copy with friend and familly, you're increasing the perceived value from your purchase.

Digital is also much cheaper to deliver to customer than physical copy, yet they still sell for the same price as the retail copy.

Digital is a rip off, Sony - Microsoft don't want to compete with retailers as not to offend them. Nintendo is the only one that at least give a digital deluxe promotion.



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VanceIX said:
CDiablo said:
1/2 of all states in the USA tax digital goods. Typically people can get games while out or shipped to them for free. Physical games(both new and used prices are legal in this argument) are almost always cheaper than digital on consoles. I would say if you trade games to gamestop you are likely someone who needs money immediately, doesnt care about how much they get back, or an idiot. You can usually get $5 and more for every game released for ever console ever(save for a few games like sports games)

A few states do, but from what I know the tax is still cheaper than retail tax.

And physical games aren't always cheaper, even used. Flash sales completely destroy you point. If used games are fair game, so are flash sales. Steam alone shows how cheap digital games can be. I can get 50 steam games for like $100 during a summer sale. Can't do that with retail.

Hence the caviat: on consoles. Console manufacturers havent picked up on the whole cheap digital thing. Steam flash sales still dot destroy physical. Im a bing CAG guy and I can say with %100 certainty that you can do as good as steam on consoles until games hit the greatest hits area. Once games hit greatest hits status($20 retail) you cant do much better than $10(new or used) for the rest of its lifetime, while steam will have those games as low as $3. There is no way to compare physical PC sales to digital cause PC doesnt do physical anymore.



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greencactaur said:
I don't know what its like in other countries cause I only live in US, but I can pick up a lot of games for 20 dollars that are usually priced at 60 on the store :X for ex up till like 2 weeks ago knack and killzone were 60, but are like 25 on amazon.


this. I dont know if he's a liar, troller or ignorant



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CDiablo said:
VanceIX said:
CDiablo said:
1/2 of all states in the USA tax digital goods. Typically people can get games while out or shipped to them for free. Physical games(both new and used prices are legal in this argument) are almost always cheaper than digital on consoles. I would say if you trade games to gamestop you are likely someone who needs money immediately, doesnt care about how much they get back, or an idiot. You can usually get $5 and more for every game released for ever console ever(save for a few games like sports games)

A few states do, but from what I know the tax is still cheaper than retail tax.

And physical games aren't always cheaper, even used. Flash sales completely destroy you point. If used games are fair game, so are flash sales. Steam alone shows how cheap digital games can be. I can get 50 steam games for like $100 during a summer sale. Can't do that with retail.

Hence the caviat: on consoles. Console manufacturers havent picked up on the whole cheap digital thing. Steam flash sales still dot destroy physical. Im a bing CAG guy and I can say with %100 certainty that you can do as good as steam on consoles until games hit the greatest hits area. Once games hit greatest hits status($20 retail) you cant do much better than $10(new or used) for the rest of its lifetime, while steam will have those games as low as $3. There is no way to compare physical PC sales to digital cause PC doesnt do physical anymore.

Consoles are picking up flash sales as well (at least Sony is). I bought Ni no Kuni for $5 the other day on a flash sale. You can't beat that price at retail. In the last few months, Sony especially has shown signs of embracing the digital sales model.



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PC I do digital, and console I do physical.



Digital is and isn't taxed where I live. I'm never taxed for buying Xbox currency or PS Cards at gamestop. But if I buy something online through PS Store or Xbox Live I am taxed for the purchase.



All my digital stuff is taxed too...but I don't have to pay any tax when I buy physical goods from Amazon.



I don't care if it is cheaper, I prefer having the game physically in my possession.