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how physical are you?

0-10% 23 20.18%
 
11-20% 6 5.26%
 
21-30% 6 5.26%
 
31-40% 5 4.39%
 
41-50% 8 7.02%
 
51-60% 8 7.02%
 
61-70% 5 4.39%
 
71-80% 12 10.53%
 
81-90% 12 10.53%
 
91-100% 29 25.44%
 
Total:114

100% for consoles, 0% for PC.



 

 

 

 

 

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On Switch roughly 50/50 but I only buy digital if digital is the only option (with one exception).

On PC/Mac (yes you can play games on a Mac) I'm 100% digital.

If I had a PS4/XBO I would probably be 100 % digital if I had one, why buy the disc if I have to install the game on the harddrive anyway?



Spindel said:

If I had a PS4/XBO I would probably be 100 % digital if I had one, why buy the disc if I have to install the game on the harddrive anyway?

- If you want to trade in or sell the game later.

- If you want to lend it to a friend.

- If you don't have fast internet.

- If you have a data cap.

- If you like having a physical item for collection purposes, i.e look good on a shelf.

- If digital prices are insane (at launch they usually are).



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WoodenPints said:
Varies quite a lot per platform for me
Switch: 98% physical
Xbox: 50%
PC: 0%

The massive size of my PC library out weighs the other platforms pushing me well into a higher digital %.

Hot damn. So what Switch digital game did you end up getting? I'm assuming it's just one, as you'd need 49 physical and 1 digital to hold that percentage. If you have more than one digital game, then your physical library must be godly.



I paid for Xbox Game Pass. Roughly 3 months ago and still subscribed. I practically never used digital prior to. Since then, I've encountered a number of issues all in which have the same result. Unable to play the game for whatever reason. I would take screenshots if anyone needed proof but I have no reason to make it up. I don't trust physical copies let alone digital and for very good reasons. The day consoles become solely digital is the day I quit purchasing home systems.



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RaptorChrist said:
WoodenPints said:
Varies quite a lot per platform for me
Switch: 98% physical
Xbox: 50%
PC: 0%

The massive size of my PC library out weighs the other platforms pushing me well into a higher digital %.

Hot damn. So what Switch digital game did you end up getting? I'm assuming it's just one, as you'd need 49 physical and 1 digital to hold that percentage. If you have more than one digital game, then your physical library must be godly.

Golf Story and I guess looking at it better it's not quite as high like more 96% physical but in general I just want everything to be physical on my Switch whilst with other platforms I'm more than happy with digital.



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Barkley said:
Spindel said:

If I had a PS4/XBO I would probably be 100 % digital if I had one, why buy the disc if I have to install the game on the harddrive anyway?

- If you want to trade in or sell the game later.

- If you want to lend it to a friend.

- If you don't have fast internet.

- If you have a data cap.

- If you like having a physical item for collection purposes, i.e look good on a shelf.

- If digital prices are insane (at launch they usually are).

I don’t sell games, it’s not worth the effort

I can’t even remember the last time I lent a game to a friend or lent a game from a friend

I have fiber to my house and pay for 100/100 mpbs

I don’t have a data cap

I see no purpose of physical games if I have to install them anyway

I agree that digital is to expensive if you consider you don’t have to make and/or distribute a physical copy (same thing can be said about ebooks). But heck convinience.



Dulfite said:
Within like five years I've gone from 100% physical to 100% digital. The convenience of it destroyed any sort of nostalgia I had for the old ways. I have no desire to have to carry around games or boxes of games ever again.

Do you spend most of your time playing away from home or something?

As for me, none of my games leave the living room anymore. And except for Halo's multiplayer, I pretty much play nothing but single-player games (even in fighting and racing games, I always play against the computer). If I do happen to play over at a friend's house, they usually have the same games I do. If not, well, I never felt it was a chore carrying around a single game with me. I used to play Halo CE LANs at friends' houses all the time back in the early to mid 00s, with all the requisite hauling around of my Xbox, its controllers, and my copy of Halo, and I never thought "How inconvenient." Now that changing life circumstances for my and my friends have made LANs a thing of the past, that's no longer a concern, and I do pretty much all my gaming at home.



Almost all Physical. Molasses speeds and a cap means just typical updates, the odd DLC, and PS Plus subscription games, generally downloaded over multiples of nights. I wish PS4 had a download scheduler so I didn't have to eat into the cap at all. With better net, my initial purchases would probably remain physical, but in terms of DLC, I would certainly buy and download more.



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Probably somewhere between 0-10%. Haven't done much exercise, if any, over the past 10 years. Not the buffest guy you'd know.

Oh, erm, games? Right. Um, probably between 0-10%. Only physical game I have on the Switch is Breath of the Wild, and I never had any on the Wii U. The 3DS was the last console I bought physical games for regularly, but my only purchase for it from 2015 onwards was Samus Returns. I also don't have any physical games on the PC, but that should go without saying.