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vivster said:

It may have been a success if that price point wasn't so weird. People make a big deal out of physical media but the inherent convenience of digital media will get them all in the end.

Haha, keep dreaming

^ The exact type of person who I was referring to that keep calling the whole shift a "hoax"

I'll be surprised if you will be able to make that exact statement five years from now.



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flashfire926 said:

Haha, keep dreaming

^ The exact type of person who I was referring to that keep calling the whole shift a "hoax"

I'll be surprised if you will be able to make that exact statement five years from now.

I don't think my mind will have changed even after the Switch lifetime is done. 

Anyway, you're like one of these people who said the same thing when it came to consumption of alchool.

I never drank and I won't start just because everyone else tell me it's fun to. Same with physical copies of my games. But honestly, I'm just one of these odd balls that keep on these funny promises.

Others are probably more incline to make this "jump" than me.



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flashfire926 said:
Let me add a few things the OP:

1) Keep in mind that the ratio of digital/physical only includes games that are available in both formats. Therefore, digital-only games like Hellblade, Sonic Mania, The Witness, aren't included.

2) I never actually said physical games will completely die. I used the word "obsolete". They will still be a small niche, like music vinyls.

@ bold

Can you point me to where it actually says this? 



Actually I looked it up. You are wrong. Via the report:

"Game Software includes physical software sales and digital software sales (including full-games and add-on content)." 

"Full game software digital download ratio is calculated by the following formula: Full game software units sold via digital transactions/Full game software units sold via both physical and digital transactions" 

So digital only games do calculate into their formula to figure out the ratio. The only stipulation is that it is a "full" game, which basically just means it doesn't count DLC for the ratio. 

Last edited by thismeintiel - on 30 April 2018

thismeintiel said:
flashfire926 said:
Let me add a few things the OP:

1) Keep in mind that the ratio of digital/physical only includes games that are available in both formats. Therefore, digital-only games like Hellblade, Sonic Mania, The Witness, aren't included.

2) I never actually said physical games will completely die. I used the word "obsolete". They will still be a small niche, like music vinyls.

@ bold

Can you point me to where it actually says this? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit to @barkley for the image.

I forgot to mention this at the start, that "Full Game" is available physically and digitally, while "PSN Game" is only available digitally.

And in the report, they don't forget to mention "full game" over and over again.

edit: sorry for the big margin. when I go to edit the post, the margin disappears.



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flashfire926 said:
thismeintiel said:

@ bold

Can you point me to where it actually says this? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit to @barkley for the image.

I forgot to mention this at the start, that "Full Game" is available physically and digitally, while "PSN Game" is only available digitally.

And in the report, they don't forget to mention "full game" over and over again.

edit: sorry for the big margin. when I go to edit the post, the margin disappears.

Not entirely true, some games that are labelled "PSN Game" have a physical release, I know for sure that Pure Pool does.



VGPolyglot said:

Not entirely true, some games that are labelled "PSN Game" have a physical release, I know for sure that Pure Pool does.

That means that select physical games aren't included either then. Only "full games" are located in that ratio.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

flashfire926 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Not entirely true, some games that are labelled "PSN Game" have a physical release, I know for sure that Pure Pool does.

That means that select physical games aren't included either then. Only "full games" are located in that ratio.

Well, those are games that I assume were originally digital only before getting a physical release. In any case, I'm still 100% physical myself, and to be honest if future consoles become digital-only I probably won't buy them until they can be exploited so I can pirate the games, since I don't want to pay money for digital copies.



VGPolyglot said:
flashfire926 said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit to @barkley for the image.

I forgot to mention this at the start, that "Full Game" is available physically and digitally, while "PSN Game" is only available digitally.

And in the report, they don't forget to mention "full game" over and over again.

edit: sorry for the big margin. when I go to edit the post, the margin disappears.

Not entirely true, some games that are labelled "PSN Game" have a physical release, I know for sure that Pure Pool does.

Very true. There's also cases where some regions only get a digital release, but others get a physical one. Just going by the first page of PSN games, I believe Little Witch Academia is only getting a digital release in the states, where it's both in Japan. Owlboy is also listed as PSN game, but it also has a physical release.

I'm pretty sure Sony is counting any and all full game releases in their ratio. 



thismeintiel said:
VGPolyglot said:

Not entirely true, some games that are labelled "PSN Game" have a physical release, I know for sure that Pure Pool does.

Very true. There's also cases where some regions only get a digital release, but others get a physical one. Just going by the first page of PSN games, I believe Little Miss Academia is only getting a digital release in the states, where it's both in Japan. Owlboy is also listed as PSN game, but it also has a physical release. 

What the fuck, Little Witch Academia isn't getting a physical release here? That sucks.