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How do you tend to purchase games nowadays?

All retail 251 20.06%
 
Mostly retail 426 34.05%
 
About half and half 218 17.43%
 
Mostly digital 202 16.15%
 
All digital 130 10.39%
 
I don't buy games 17 1.36%
 
Other 7 0.56%
 
Total:1,251

RETAAAAAIIILLLLLL!!!
- I have shit download speed (when it comes to downloading 1gb+ games)
- Cant be bothered spending more for extra storage
- I love having going to the shops and seeing the game box on my shelves



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Personally, it depends on the deal. My PS4 collection is about half and half, however, my PS3 collection is mostly digital. Out of AAA PS3 games, 68 of them are digital, and some are duplicates of physical games I already own.

If it's not worth the trouble to get the cheaper physical copy, i will go for the digital version, and if I really feel like i need to, get the physical version after a price drop.

I only buy multi-plats on PC, because my PC outperforms my consoles, greatly. But, I do cross over and pick them up later during the flash sales, for 5 bucks. Mirror's Edge Catalyst felt like a cross buy when I'd bought the PS4 version for 5 dollars a while ago, after pre-ordering the PC version, and it not holding my attention. I still haven't played it and I want to like the game.

Though, this is something I'll be doing less and less of. When I got around to curiously seeing what overwatch was like on console, not only was I disappointed, I realized I needed PS+ to play the inferior version of the game.



VAMatt said:
d21lewis said:
Haven't purchased a retail game since the day the Switch launched. 100% of my physical XBO games were repurchased as digital and all of my PS4 games except Uncharted 4 and Gravity Rush Remastered were also repurchased as digital.

So you paid for games twice, even though the second time you gained nothing but the ability to play the game without inserting a disk?

Pretty much.

I have multiple consoles in different rooms of my home with a ton of games downloaded on each of them. I can (for example) start playing Gears of War 4 in my game room. Wake up in the middle of the night in my bed and continue right where I left off. I can even play two player games on two different consoles with at the same time with only one purchase.

 

It's pretty cool. Plus the ones I've purchased a second time (ie: Quantum Break, Gears Ultimate Edition,  Tomb Raider, SunsettOverdrive, Batman Arkham Knight, Until Dawn, etc) ranged from totally free to maybe less than $20.



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d21lewis said:
VAMatt said:

So you paid for games twice, even though the second time you gained nothing but the ability to play the game without inserting a disk?

Pretty much.

I have multiple consoles in different rooms of my home with a ton of games downloaded on each of them. I can (for example) start playing Gears of War 4 in my game room. Wake up in the middle of the night in my bed and continue right where I left off. I can even play two player games on two different consoles with at the same time with only one purchase.

 

It's pretty cool. Plus the ones I've purchased a second time (ie: Quantum Break, Gears Ultimate Edition,  Tomb Raider, SunsettOverdrive, Batman Arkham Knight, Until Dawn, etc) ranged from totally free to maybe less than $20.

Well, you might as well go all the way and just re-purchase Uncharted 4 and Gravity Rush Remastered as well.



I have been 100% digital since the middle of the last gen. Haven’t bought a physical copy in like 8 years...



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TalonMan said:

Between the 20% off (including SPECIAL EDITION items, which Amazon is almost always hit or miss with) and the points you receive back and are able to convert into MORE discounts, you honestly CAN NOT beat what Best Buy is offering. It's almost ridiculous, and you almost have to wonder how Best Buy even makes any money off the GCU???

I don't think they make money off of GCU directly.  I think the idea is that by getting you into their stores or onto their website often, you'll buy other things.  After all, your new game would look better on a new TV.  



Been all Digital, on all Platforms, since 2010. Only exception is the rare case where a game game was only available retail. Last game I bought retail was Disney Infinity 2.0 for the PlayStation Vita, so I haven't bought a physical game since May 2015.

Even in gifting, I only gift digital. On Xbox, I gift directly from the Xbox/Windows Store, on PlayStation and Nintendo I give PSN Cards and E-Shop Cards.



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PC: Digital (save for physical copies of WoW and ESO).

Consoles: (half digital/physical (Switch all digital, 3DS half physical/digital).



I prefer retail,not a fan of digital,unless there's no other choice for digital of course



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VAMatt said:
TalonMan said:

Between the 20% off (including SPECIAL EDITION items, which Amazon is almost always hit or miss with) and the points you receive back and are able to convert into MORE discounts, you honestly CAN NOT beat what Best Buy is offering. It's almost ridiculous, and you almost have to wonder how Best Buy even makes any money off the GCU???

I don't think they make money off of GCU directly.  I think the idea is that by getting you into their stores or onto their website often, you'll buy other things.  After all, your new game would look better on a new TV.  

LOL!!! Yeah, but how many people REALLY go into their store??? I know I haven't been in one (except for that one time I didn't want to wait for shipping, and decided to pick up the game) - what about you?

I tend to think the VAST majority of club members are shopping online - and I know if I ever need a new TV to go with my games, I would NEVER make a rash decision and purchase one on the spot, without at least doing a bit of research (especially on PRICE)...   ...so at least as far as I'm concerned - they are losing a shit-ton of money with me! Ha! Ha! Ha??? :(

I made back that $35 club price on my very first order, and have purchased close to 50 games from them (and not a single other "non game" item) - there's no way on any Earth, they aren't LOSING money with my being a "loyal shopper"...