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Did you spend more on digital gaming than physical gaming?

I spent more on Digital gaming 21 34.43%
 
I spent more on physical gaming 40 65.57%
 
Total:61
NSS7 said:
GTAV still make more on console than PC without physical sales.

 

Just wow!!! 

 

And yeah halo 5 digital speculation was overblown to fuck and back.  We need to all accept this reality now. 



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KiigelHeart said:

 Yep, for example Fifa15 was released on fall 2014 and it's still above Fifa16.

What did you expect? 12 months revenue from FIFA 15 vs. 3 months of revenue from FIFA 16... of course the 2015 revenue of the game available 9 months longer is higher, even if sales are frontloaded.





Chazore said:
WoodenPints said:

The only thing that matters is the cost in the long run I bought Fallout 4 for £29.99 and got rid of it for £24 6 weeks later so in the end it cost me £6 where as a digital purchase would of cost me £54.99 and be left rotting away as a digital license. Thats a massive difference is the money required to be a gamer.



I snagged F4 for £26 digitally from GMG during Dec and Steam was selling it for £30 during their Winter sale.

Also snagged XCOM 2 digital deluxe edition for the price of a regular AAA game at £35, at least £5 cheaper than the usual £40 games you'd get physically in your local GAME store here in the UK (On the isle of Man at least).

Well that's PC. PC digital prices are actually good. Console digital prices are usually just a rip off.





Ka-pi96 said:

Well that's PC. PC digital prices are actually good. Console digital prices are usually just a rip off.

True that, though I can imagine adoption rates will change with time as well as pirces.



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Chazore said:
Ka-pi96 said:
 

Well that's PC. PC digital prices are actually good. Console digital prices are usually just a rip off.

True that, though I can imagine adoption rates will change with time as well as pirces.

 


Do you think the big retailers are putting pressure on the console manufacturers and publishers to keep their digital prices high so they can compete?  



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Ka-pi96 said:
Chazore said:

I snagged F4 for £26 digitally from GMG during Dec and Steam was selling it for £30 during their Winter sale.

Also snagged XCOM 2 digital deluxe edition for the price of a regular AAA game at £35, at least £5 cheaper than the usual £40 games you'd get physically in your local GAME store here in the UK (On the isle of Man at least).

Well that's PC. PC digital prices are actually good. Console digital prices are usually just a rip off.



 

True dat.

Its too bad the only other place you can get digital codes for console games is on Amazon (excluding online retailers of brick and mortar stores).


Amazon from time to time does good sales but its not as frequent as their PC gaming sales which they mimic Steam sales whenever it goes on sale ;p

 

Hmm speaking of which let me go wishlist Okami HD for PSN on Amazon XD



    

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OneKartVita said:

 


Do you think the big retailers are putting pressure on the console manufacturers and publishers to keep their digital prices high so they can compete?  

I never actually thought of that, that's a good perspective to look into, though I don't know if we can say for sure but I can imagine physical retailers feeling threatened when MS/Sony/Nintendo try cutting out the middle man, I mean it's technically the best step forward for the big 3 since they won't need to pay the retailers while still being able to shift units on their own. The down side to this is a possibility of less physical products being on the shelves, my local GAME store for example has a tiny shelf spot for PC games compared to one whole side being reserved for Sony's games and Xbox having the other side, Nintendo has maybe two small shelves with one side being 3DS and the other Wii U/Wii but that's just my take from the store on where I live (I could take a photo sometime to give a better representation of how my GAME store looks in terms of physical and I don't think they would mind if I asked for some data, they are all basically late teens to mid 20's).

I do believe retailers should stop fighting though, I mean they exist due to the manufavcturers, not the other way around and they won't be around forever themselves, the ebst they can do is make do with what they have and let the big 3 decide what to do with their products as it's always going to be in their own best interests as to how they sell them.





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Can I just add to this topic; how come we never get any sort of data at all on the use of digital or physical coupons?. Surely they can be recorded as they have barcodes on most of them which is likely to be fed to the end retailer/manufacturer as to how many games were sold at a price cut vs those bought at full price, how come we never see that kind of data?. I know it sounds silly but I'd really like to see something like that represented to show how the market reacts to a game being full priced both physically and digitally and which market makes the first move towards said coupons.



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Good stuff. No wonder Japanese developers looking more and more at PC now.



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OneKartVita said:
Chazore said:
Ka-pi96 said:
 

Well that's PC. PC digital prices are actually good. Console digital prices are usually just a rip off.

True that, though I can imagine adoption rates will change with time as well as pirces.

Do you think the big retailers are putting pressure on the console manufacturers and publishers to keep their digital prices high so they can compete?  

I doubt that. The PSN/XBL/eShop prices are that high because enough people are willing to pay these prices (digital share is climbing every year) and there is no digital competition.