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My digital vs physical plan for the new gen

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Are you a digital or physical person?

Digital 15 12.20%
 
Physical 59 47.97%
 
Both equally 5 4.07%
 
Both but more physical 30 24.39%
 
Both but more digital 14 11.38%
 
Total:123

I will always choose physical if there's both as im a collector and I'd like to see where my money went. I find it hard for me to accept digital purchase as I don't really see it unless I turn on my system so I rarely believe that I actually own it.

The worst thing about digital is that if it's gone, its gone for good. I'm sadden by the fact that I missed out on getting TMNT Turtles in Time re-shell due to the change of licences. This goes the same for those that wanted EA's Tetris on PSN.



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Augen said:
I sometimes forget I have some titles because they were digital downloads and get lost in the library on the hard drive.


 I too forget which games I already own, but once I find out I have it already, it makes me giddy like a schoolgirl. It's like that feeling of finding money in the sofa. I love browsing through my game library. Knowing I can just play it without putting the disc in makes me happy.

When the world ends and we are all thrown into the matrix where everything is digital, you will wish you had bought your games digital.







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pbroy said:

 I too forget which games I already own, but once I find out I have it already, it makes me giddy like a schoolgirl. It's like that feeling of finding money in the sofa. I love browsing through my game library. Knowing I can just play it without putting the disc in makes me happy.

When the world ends and we are all thrown into the matrix where everything is digital, you will wish you had bought your games digital.


That describes about 20% of my steam library (back in the day when PC gamed and bought $1-$5 like candy during steam sales).

I doubt I'll live that long, the robot uprising will likely kill us old farts off and enslave our children in the Matrix. I should make sure they go digital when it hits the fan.



digital is just too convenient to ignore.


digital preloading vs. physical + day 1 patch is enough on it's own to justify never buying a physical game ever again for me. no disc swapping, game sharing, no need to clutter my house with ugly crap, and the assurance i can't lose my game just seal the deal.

all digital 4ever baby.



I buy most of my games digitally because it's a lot cheaper than physical copies in my country. I usually wait for weekly sales because I'm a very vey patient person. All my 3ds games are physical and I dont have access to digital only games because Nintendo hates the Middle East



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Augen said:


That describes about 20% of my steam library (back in the day when PC gamed and bought $1-$5 like candy during steam sales).

I doubt I'll live that long, the robot uprising will likely kill us old farts off and enslave our children in the Matrix. I should make sure they go digital when it hits the fan.



LOL dont even get me started on Steam. The Steam sales got me to buy so many games that I didnt need that once I stopped using PC for a while for gaming I still have a backlog. The Last game that I played on PC was Alan Wake earlier last year.



I'll just buy which ever one is cheaper.... if Nintendo or Microsoft having a good digital sales... I'm all for it.

Currently, Retail game are much cheaper and get discount sooner then digital. I would much rather pay less and have the game digitally. I hate going to the trouble of reselling my games and also buying a retail disc just to have to sit there 2 hours waiting for the game to install is retarded, what's the point of getting a disc.

The gaming industry is still govern by retail pressure, the push for digital is limited by the importance of retail (Selling hardware), Access to High speed internet and download limits set by internet providers in some region.


Last generation introduce digital sales, this generation will be defined by slow but steady switch from retail to digital. You can already the switch with all the digital only game. Sony embracing indie games now has most of it's PS4 library digital only. Service like PSnow & EA Access are also changing the industry to digital.



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I buy physical because of two key advantages: They are cheaper and available earlier. Plus having a boxed copy is simply nicer to have.

The only times I buy digital is when it's considerably cheaper than retail which usually means games that have been available for a long time getting a notable discount.



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I collect pretty much every game I buy. I've only sold one game, ever. When I decide to buy something digitally, it's decided by a lot of factors. Usually if I don't have a strong desire to collect that game, or if there's a great deal/splitting with a friend/competitive game I'll play a lot and lazy to change discs, like Street Fighter, etc.

So I can't really make a specific plan like this. But I will again buy most my games on disc, and some digital, for PS4.



I'm a digital person person on the PC side, but a physical person on the console side.