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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%

eShop and Amazon

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For 3DS I buy retail only. And Steam for PC.

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d21lewis said:

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Most of my games I preorder from Amazon. I am open to buying some games digital, but for the most part I enjoy having a physical collection of my media to show off.

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d21lewis said:
VGPolyglot said:

Gamertag: Oheao1998

PSN ID: weasel852

Friend code: SW-6148-3616-1507

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Nowadays I'm all digital since:

a) Steam is great (Could use a new UI though :P)
b) Physical Switch games are very expensive in Brazil and I like having all my games on the console without having to swap cartridges.
c) Less stuff collecting dust around the house.

Literally the only downside for me is not being able to sell the games afterwards, but since most of my collection is made of games I want to keep anyways, it's not that big of a deal.

I’m still lean a little towards retail, but I’m slowly buying and more games digitally just because it’s a lot more convenient.

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Digital on PC (because physical copies have keys you must register somewhere anyway, resulting in what's essentially a digital copy), physical on consoles (because in most cases physical is more reliable in the long run).

Was full physical, but now I have been doing digital ever since my system had a disc ejecting error. Just not going to deal with that.

Completely digital on PC except a few games I bought digital when I still thought with a console mentality .

On consoles I still buy about 60% retail, but honestly that is changing.

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