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Black Ops 4 physical sales down by 50% in the UK, lowest physical sales since Modern Warfare 11 years ago

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flashfire926 said:
If this says anything, it is that physical games are dwindling away by the day. I fully expect the PS5 and Xbox 2 to be the last consoles with a disk drive.

Digital is the future, face it.

The only thing this "says" is that Activi$ion are scumbags. They intentionally put a 50 GB day 1 patch for the physical edition to gimp players into buying it digitally. They did the same shit with BO3's Back in Black map pack and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (until the backlash).



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KManX89 said:
flashfire926 said:
If this says anything, it is that physical games are dwindling away by the day. I fully expect the PS5 and Xbox 2 to be the last consoles with a disk drive.

Digital is the future, face it.

The only thing this "says" is that Activi$ion are scumbags. They intentionally put a 50 GB day 1 patch for the physical edition to gimp players into buying it digitally. They did the same shit with BO3's Back in Black map pack and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (until the backlash).

You think most casuals that buy the give a shit about any of that? All they need is enough space for the latest fifa and the latest cod, and that's it. There is proof of digital sales rising, and the percentage of total games being bought is slowly shifting toward digital as well.

Well, I do agree that activision are scumbags, but there are many other reasons to think that that are much more serious than this is.



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KManX89 said:
flashfire926 said:
If this says anything, it is that physical games are dwindling away by the day. I fully expect the PS5 and Xbox 2 to be the last consoles with a disk drive.

Digital is the future, face it.

The only thing this "says" is that Activi$ion are scumbags. They intentionally put a 50 GB day 1 patch for the physical edition to gimp players into buying it digitally. They did the same shit with BO3's Back in Black map pack and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (until the backlash).

I don't see how a patch makes a difference. If you buy a physical copy of a PS4 or XB1 game, it will play from the HDD just like a digital copy.



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RolStoppable said:
KManX89 said:

The only thing this "says" is that Activi$ion are scumbags. They intentionally put a 50 GB day 1 patch for the physical edition to gimp players into buying it digitally. They did the same shit with BO3's Back in Black map pack and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (until the backlash).

I don't see how a patch makes a difference. If you buy a physical copy of a PS4 or XB1 game, it will play from the HDD just like a digital copy.

Besides eating up an extra 50 gigs of space on your HD? It kinda IS a big deal. That's one whole game's worth of space for a single PATCH.

Seriously, fuck Activi$ion.

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KManX89 said:
RolStoppable said:

I don't see how a patch makes a difference. If you buy a physical copy of a PS4 or XB1 game, it will play from the HDD just like a digital copy.

Besides eating up an extra 50 gigs of space on your HD?

The question remains: How would any of that motivate anyone to buy a digital copy instead of a physical one?



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RolStoppable said:
KManX89 said:

Besides eating up an extra 50 gigs of space on your HD?

The question remains: How would any of that motivate anyone to buy a digital copy instead of a physical one?

I basically answered it in the edit. 50B is a long ass time to install, that bit of extra time and space is spent NOT playing the game and eats up valuable space for other games or updates. Like I said, that's pretty much one whole game's worth of space. For.A.Patch.



Who would buy a physical copy of a pure online game? It's only natural digital sales to be way bigger than physical for a online-only game. Mainly because even if you buy it physically, you still need to download gigabytes of patches starting on day 1.

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KManX89 said:
RolStoppable said:

I don't see how a patch makes a difference. If you buy a physical copy of a PS4 or XB1 game, it will play from the HDD just like a digital copy.

Besides eating up an extra 50 gigs of space on your HD? It kinda IS a big deal. That's one whole game's worth of space for a single PATCH.

Seriously, fuck Activi$ion.

Um if they put the whole game on the disk 50gbs is still being taken from the console because it would need to download.



KManX89 said:
RolStoppable said:

The question remains: How would any of that motivate anyone to buy a digital copy instead of a physical one?

I basically answered it in the edit. 50B is a long ass time to install, that bit of extra time and space is spent NOT playing the game and eats up valuable space for other games or updates. Like I said, that's pretty much one whole game's worth of space. For.A.Patch.

From what I have read, the game downloads at 112GB but installation size is 55GB.  Since the installation size is 112GB and that size does not fit on a Blu-Ray disk, then its understandable why you need to download the 50GB for the rest of the game.  Probably one of the big issues are the 4K assets that take up a large chunk of the disks space.  Either way, the actual total size of your installation whether its digital or physical will be 55GB.  This doesn't look like some scumbag move on Activision but instead just the nature of the beast when you have HD assets but not enough physical space on physical media.



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