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I want to go digital - Update: I decided to go Retail

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Zackasaurus-rex said:

No problem!

Yeah, deleting physical game install data is incredibly fast and easy on PS4 because of the general speed of the system. I can delete my ACIV install in seconds. And if I want to replay it a year from now, I can pop in the disc and be playing in under a minute. Thus, there is no reason to let it take ~40GB or whatever of my HDD space when I'm not playing it.

With digital games, you have to account for many hours of downloading. 

Save data is, as you suggested, separate on the HDD and safe. Furthermore, you can back all of that up on Sony's cloud storage. I think you may need PS+ for that, but you ~probably~ already have PS+. Also, you can manage save files yourself with a flash drive

Sounds good to me. Yeah, I already have PS+ so I'll be good with cloud storage



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prayformojo said:

Going digital is like selling your soul. Spend the extra half hour and go to the store. You'll thank me later lol.

I don't want to sell my soul



As a PS3 owner, on proper cabling, the speeds from PSN are just pitiful. What are they doing with the PS+ money? Clearly not improving their services. I get the max speeds from them too, it's just got awful (they cap out at something like 25Mbps)



Download speeds inconsequential for me. You can still play the game while it's still downloading and installing. Haven't tried every game, but this has rang true for all my digital games.



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prayformojo said:

Going digital is like selling your soul. Spend the extra half hour and go to the store. You'll thank me later lol.

I don't want to sell my soul


Alot of people will give you good reasons for either but I like to simplfiy it. Buying physical means your games and console are seperate. This allows you both ownership of said games and freedom to do what you want with them. It also says that when your console dies, your games won't go with it. When the servers go offline down the road, they will remain yours, in full working order. There is safety in that.

Really, the ONLY pro for digital is not having to drive to a store but, don't you do that anyway? As far as the 20 SECONDS of time it takes to put a disc in the console... come on. You know? 

If we're getting to the point were we can't even get OFF a couch, we are in more trouble as humans than we realize. haha



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It would suck for me because of my data cap and crappy internet. Took me 3 days to download PvZ GW, then I had 10GB left for the last 10 days of the month.

Besides that I like going to the shop, have a chat with the owner, find some old titles for next to nothing, or get a couple extra pre-order bonuses even though I never pre-order. Plus it's generally cheaper for new releases. I rather have something physical then a file. Even for PC games, Civ beyond earth, much nicer in a box with full size poster, manual and nice fold out sleeve, delivered on release day, same price as digital. It's also trivial to keep the M rated games away from my kids, instead of setting up separate accounts for them and figuring out parental controls etc. Plus I don't have to worry about the hdd filling up, deleting old games is no problem. A broken console won't make me have to redownload all my games. Yeah, I can get off the couch for all that :)



It does suck. Takes me forever to download a full game. Plus I'm almost out of space on my XBO so I have to start deleting things soon.



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Considering the GTA5 digital version would have taken me 2 and a half days just to download, would have cost me $30 more, and would have given me no option to trade it in when I'm bored of it, I just don't get this "digital revolution"



 

 

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I would go digital if my internet speed didn't suck. -_-



prayformojo said:

Alot of people will give you good reasons for either but I like to simplfiy it. Buying physical means your games and console are seperate. This allows you both ownership of said games and freedom to do what you want with them. It also says that when your console dies, your games won't go with it. When the servers go offline down the road, they will remain yours, in full working order. There is safety in that.

Really, the ONLY pro for digital is not having to drive to a store but, don't you do that anyway? As far as the 20 SECONDS of time it takes to put a disc in the console... come on. You know? 

If we're getting to the point were we can't even get OFF a couch, we are in more trouble as humans than we realize. haha

Your points are totally valid. Digital games still have many issues that should be addressed. With that said, I like the idea of not having boxes taking up space and such. I think going digital would make things simple. I order my games online so I wouldn't need to drive to a store anyway

Also, I can totally get off a couch