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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

I've been buying alot of digital thanks to price cuts on Xbox live psn and eshop but my answer is half and half right now Xbox has the best digital deals



I game on all consoles and PC

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Mostly physical for me. The only times I do digital is if that's the only option.



 

              

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I buy almost all of my games at Best Buy. The Gamer's Club makes them so much cheaper than everyone else. I picked up God of War today for $47.99, used the $10 bonus I got from Far Cry 5 (also purchased for $47.99), to bring it down to $37.99 - on launch day.

Best Buy is basically the rule for new games, unless I see a game that I want on a great sale on the XB or PS store (1-2 per year). Then there's an occasional used purchase from Gamestop (2-3 per year) or Ebay (2-3 per year).

The only exception that I've made to my Best Buy rule (since I joined Gamer's Club a couple years ago) is a digital purchase of Destiny 2 on the XB store. I knew I'd come back to it for DLC over the course of a few years, and the convenience of 3 years of not needing to load the disk into the console seemed to be worth the extra $12.

Edit to add:  I also favor physical disks so that I can sell them afterwards.  I sell probably 80% of my games after I finish them.  I managed to keep my net gaming spend to under $100 a year for a few years this way.  I'm above that number now, as I buy more games near launch.  Still, gaming is a cheap hobby for me.  



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 all retail, only digital games are either virtual console on 3DS or games of the month on PSN.



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Kirin_gaming said:
Cobretti2 said:
retail. i like to keep people employed and of the street.

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?

Do the developer live in my country and can rob my joint being unemployed? 

Local economy comes first.

Let's be honest the publisher probably take the extra cash not the developer too.



 

 

VAMatt said:

I buy almost all of my games at Best Buy. The Gamer's Club makes them so much cheaper than everyone else. I picked up God of War today for $47.99, used the $10 bonus I got from Far Cry 5 (also purchased for $47.99), to bring it down to $37.99 - on launch day.

Best Buy is basically the rule for new games, unless I see a game that I want on a great sale on the XB or PS store (1-2 per year). Then there's an occasional used purchase from Gamestop (2-3 per year) or Ebay (2-3 per year).

The only exception that I've made to my Best Buy rule (since I joined Gamer's Club a couple years ago) is a digital purchase of Destiny 2 on the XB store. I knew I'd come back to it for DLC over the course of a few years, and the convenience of 3 years of not needing to load the disk into the console seemed to be worth the extra $12.

Edit to add:  I also favor physical disks so that I can sell them afterwards.  I sell probably 80% of my games after I finish them.  I managed to keep my net gaming spend to under $100 a year for a few years this way.  I'm above that number now, as I buy more games near launch.  Still, gaming is a cheap hobby for me.  

I'm 100% with you!! As a "Prime" member, I used to buy my games almost exclusively through Amazon - but once I discovered GCU at Best Buy, there was no turning back!! I have lost track of how much money I've saved with them.

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???

 



Im more of a retail person but im underage and cant buy physical games if im not old enough so i digitally buy them



Hm, mostly retail on PS4. On Xbox all digital.



On PC, where I do most of my gaming, I buy everything digital, and have been for some years. On PS4 and Xbox, download speeds are such utter shit and digital prices are enraging, so I own most game physical. On Switch, there's not really much of an option with the tiny internal storage it provides, it's not a console for digital game lovers at all.