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Nuvendil said:
RolStoppable said:

I am curious about this difference between physical and digital. The retailer cut for a $60 game is $12-15 and then there's $3-4 for manufacturing and shipping of a physical copy. What's the rest of the difference?

The returns is technically a bit different and will vary.  But nearly all expenses are eliminated for a first party digital release.

Considering that Nintendo usually has to ship lots of new copies each and every quarter, returns are negligible to non-existent most of the time.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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