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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%
CrazyGamer2017 said:
SuperRetroTurbo said:
Heres the issue I have.

If companies are going to claim that digital distribution is strictly a way of saving money...then those cost effective methods should by all means translate in customer discounts. Plain and simple.

I urge gamers and consumers alike to fight any of the big 3 that threatens to release a digital exclusive console...because the notion is plausible and possible.

I for not trust non-physical copies of any medium let alone 65 dollar games and content.

If anyone is going to lose/break/destroy my personal's going to be me. If I want to rip a disc from my PS and smash it into a thousand pieces because the boss fight on level 4 is making muscles in my face twitch then I will. That option should not be granted to digital storage.

I only buy when games are on sale, I'd never pay 60 bucks for a game whether physical or digital. The business that is going to rip me off hasn't been invented yet, so I totally agree with you on this.

I'm the same way. I've been that way my whole life. Very few exceptions but too little of significance.

The irony is it's customers like us that force companies to play hard ball and it the incentives favor digital distribution. 

But the customers satisfaction is what matters by the end of the least I like to believe.

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I buy physical when possible. I refuse to buy digital, unless the game is less than $10.

TalonMan said:
Kirin_gaming said:

The developers benefit the most from digital though.Wouldn't you prefer to keep the developers out the streets; instead of people that had nothing to do with the game?

Developers don't receive any additional benefit, whether you purchase at retail or digital. The publishers might, but who gives a fig about those greedy sobs!!! Those guys would happily to kill off your favorite franchise in the blink of an eye, if it did anything to make their spreadsheets look even prettier...   :(

Developers don't receive any additional benefit? That's kinda absurd as if they're games are profitable, they're far more likely to remain employed lol.

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Always Physical, apart from when the game is digital-only of course.

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Physical all the way. I'm at the point that if I see a digital only game that I like, then I'll wait a few years to see if it ever gets a physical release.

VGPolyglot said:
yvanjean said:

Age plays a big factor in this conversation, as you get older and have much more disposable income. You will start leaning to the convenience and prefer less clutter that digital offers.

Also if you own a switch, it doesn't really make much sense to go all digital. There internal hard drive is so small and cost to buy an micro SD is pretty expensive for limited space.

I think every one that said they buy all retail are lying, unless they live in a remote area without access to internet.

I live in the city, I buy all physical.

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d21lewis said:
VGPolyglot said:

I live in the city, I buy all physical.

What's your identity on your console? Gamertag, PSN ID, friend code, etc. 

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Physical unless an only digital game/phys price outrageous.

I try to go physical on PC too, but with mixed success because of... well, not enough PC games are retail nowadays.

Last edited by Xen - on 20 April 2018

Almost fully digital.