Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Gameware Stops Selling Xbox Systems in Reaction to Recent Game Pass Announcement

RolStoppable said:
gergroy said:

I wasn’t asking for justification, I was asking what your opinion actually was...

That's the same thing, gergroy. You know that you won't be able to stop asking questions if I gave you an answer.

Oh yeah?  Well watch me!  Go ahead and answer and I won’t ask any follow ups!😜



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Digital > Physical.



LudicrousSpeed said:
Did anyone tell them Xbox still usesphysical copies of games? lol

It doesn't sell much in Austria so maybe they don't know. 

 

If Sony make a retailer friendly console with the ps5 and Microsoft keeps going digital they'll really push the playstation in their stores. 



jason1637 said:
Digital > Physical.

Only for game sharing and certain deals. I must admit PSN deals have been great lately. I know I'll regret going digital when I want to sell the console at the latest.

That said, if PS5 ends up being backwards compatible, which I assume it will, all will be good. 



I can see why as hardware markup is much tighter than software - but having less purchasing options than your competitors can bite you in the ass. I know I wouldn’t shop there going forward.

When I bought my X1X, I didn’t care where it came from as hardware prices barely budge from one retailer to another.



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Well, they can't stop that many consumers want digital more and more with telling them that they rather prefer to get 0 from these customers instead of a little something.

Digital sales are increasing fast on consoles, if they seem to be so much against Game Pass they might just stop selling consoles at all in two or three years^^ 

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Physical > Digital



Kerotan said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
Did anyone tell them Xbox still usesphysical copies of games? lol

It doesn't sell much in Austria so maybe they don't know. 

 

If Sony make a retailer friendly console with the ps5 and Microsoft keeps going digital they'll really push the playstation in their stores. 

Numbers and trends aren’t favoriting physical anymore.  Digital gains grow every year.  Sony risks looking old fashioned if they stress the physical medium. 



DonFerrari said:
flashfire926 said:

You have any instances where the game is stripped away from you?

Barring the shutting down of online servers, of course.

P.T. was shut down and impossible to download again. And it isn't the sole case on the world of you not being able to redownload.

Sony update on the XBR tvs will remove gameloft support so games you bought but don't have downloaded will be unplayable.

You can be banned from XBL and lose access to all your games...

The possibilities are infinite.

I mean, isnt it the persons choice to delete pt or not? Im sure as long as they dont delete it, they have it. I might be wrong though.

Fair enough, there is that 1% risk that something could happen leading to the being taken away (though if you did something ban-worthy on any console (for example hacking), I would say you deserve to lose all your games......)

edit: just realized gameloft games are free....so people arent really losing out much in any of these instances.



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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.

AlfredoTurkey said:
Megaoverlord12 said:
Well, then they'll just buy Xboxes from Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, or Amazon. I get what they're trying to do, but I think it'll be a while before this specifically takes out a large chunk of Xbox software sales.

If Game Pass takes off and Sony/Nintendo follow suit, all of those you mentioned will likely do the same. There's simply no point in stocking hardware when no one is going to buy games for it in your store. The game industry has always made its money off software.

I would like to specify, it'll take a while. I fully expect it eventually. It will just take quite a while for digital initiatives like this to replace retail, not to mention that this contains just a fraction of the Xbox One library. Doing this is jumping the gun massively. Besides, retailers are still massively important to Xbox (and PlayStation/Nintendo). If it was a major retailer, like Gamestop or whatever, in a major market for Xbox, like the US, then it'd be a massive deal.



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