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- Physical copy of Xenoblade 2
- Digital copy of Xenoblade 2
- American Special Edition of Xenoblade 2
- European Special Edition of Xenoblade 2

- Physical standard copy of Pikmin 3
- Physical Nintendo Selects copy of Pikmin 3

The only duplicates I've ever done in my life.

My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

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I can't stop buying Zelda-games, even when i own them.

I have FF7 on like every platform ever
I have Minecaft on pc,360(digital and physical)
I have two versions of FFXV on PS4

im sure there's more but that's all i can think off immediately

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I do it when it comes to game franchises that I love. Like, I'll buy a copy to keep mint, and another to play.

CrazyGamer2017 said:
Burning Typhoon said:

I do this a lot.  I figured I'd ask about it, and see if I'm the only one.  But, for various reasons, I rebuy the same game.  No, I'm not talking about remakes, or hd re-releases.

I mean, on release. I bought both physical and digital versions of Street Fighter V on PS4, and a 3rd time digital for PC.  I've bought GTAV on PS3, PS4, and PC.  I've pre-ordered Tekken 7 on PC and PS4.  I've... bought puyo puyo tetris on PS4, PSVita, Nintendo Switch, and I'm just now remembering I most recently bought it on Steam.  However, to my defense, I never expected the game to release outside of japan, and I wanted to play it on the go.

Is anyone else doing this?  Or, am I just crazy?

You are just crazy, at least financially speaking.

I couldn't pay 60 bucks for a game once, let alone buying several times the same game.

You could buy other games with the money you spend buying the same game again. What you do makes no sense financially speaking. For your own good you shouldn't do it anymore.

EDIT: When I read some comments on this thread I come to the conclusion that some of you guys have a spending addiction.


think-man said:
I have 4 copies of Final Fantasy XV.... All on PS4 hahaha.

For the love of God WHY?

Tekken 7 does not have cross buy.  PC Tekken 7 has less input lag than the tournament standard PS4 (strictly not PS4 Pro) version.  So, what ends up happening when I play on PS4 Pro, (my PS4 actually sits nexts to my pro, and hasn't been used in over a year) I drop lots of combos and cannot properly defend against attacks because of the button lag.  So, I have a better time playing on PC, but it lags more on PS4.

I bought Tekken Tag Tournament 2 digitally on PS3 because my disc drive was wearing out, and TTT2 was the most played game on PS3.  Since getting it digitally, I've had no issues with the disc drive on my PS3, that I got christmas 2008.  It'll be 10 years, the same PS3 in december, and I've not ever had any issues other that that disc drive problem.

I didn't expect the disc drive problem to stop after getting digital TTT2, but it seems to have more than paid for itself, even though I've bought it twice.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, I've bought twjce on dreamcast.  My original disc on Dreamcast broke, and it's the superior version of all of them.  Again on PS2, but there's stage-specific lag, and bug fixes, and new bugs introduced, and the PS3 version, which is close to the dreamcast version and has online play.

And, in the case of mirror's edge catalyst, and overwatch, despite owning them on PC, I wanted to get them on console during a sale to see how much worse they could be.  Spending 5 bucks for catalyst made it feel like a cross buy, and lessened the blow of reserving it on PC before trying so hard to enjoy the game.

So, either it's to play the game on the go, or play the game with more communities, or in greater framerates and quality, to save the hardware, or to curiously see how much worse the game runs on a console.  I'm not going back to overwatch just for the simple fact I have to pay for PS+ just to do it.  I'll stick to my PC version.  Which I bought a second copy of so that if someone wants to play overwatch on my machine they dont have to do it on the PTR, and doesn't have to affect my gameplay stats.

My PS4 Pro, was 299 after a discount that was available just for me the same year the console came out.  Same goes for the switch, but I only have one of those.

Last edited by Burning Typhoon - on 21 April 2018

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I just looked up the game which I have the most versions of.

And the winner is... Defender of the Crown. My "Extended Collector's Edition" (limited to 500 units) contains the following versions

  • Amiga CDTV version (CD-ROM)
  • Amiga CD32 version (CD-ROM)
  • legal emulation of the classic Amiga version
  • legal emulation of the extended Amiga version
  • legal emulation of the Amiga CDTV version
  • legal emulation of the Amiga CD32 version
  • legal emulation of the CD-i version
  • legal emulation of the C64 version
  • legal emulation of the Apple II GS version
  • legal emulation of the Amstrad CPC version
  • legal emulation of the ZX Spectrum version
  • legal emulation of the DOS version
  • legal emulation of the Mac version
  • legal emulation of the Atari ST version
  • legal emulation of the NES version

I also have the Android version based on the Amiga version.

Okay, that was a bit of cheating cause I bought all of the above (except the Android app) as one product.


Oh, I bought 8 versions of the point&click adventure "Machinarium" in that order:

  • Steam version in 2009
  • then I got it in a Humble bundle
  • PS3 version (flash sale)
  • GOG version (Collector's Edition)
  • iPad version
  • Vita version
  • Windows Store
  • Android


Day of the Tentacle:

  • retail CD-ROM (English version)
  • retail CD-ROM (German version)
  • DotT Remastered (PS4 / Vita Cross-buy)
  • DotT Remastered (Steam)
  • DotT Remastered (iOS)
  • DotT Remastered (GOG)
  • DotT Remastered (Twitch)


Grim Fandango:

  • retail CD-ROM (English version)
  • retail CD-ROM (German version)
  • GF Remastered (PS4 / Vita Cross-buy)
  • GF Remastered (Steam)
  • GF Remastered (GOG)
  • GF Remastered (iOS)
  • GF Remastered (Android)



  • Steam version
  • GOG version
  • PS3/PS4/Vita cross-buy
  • Xbox One version

Oh man all the time. I’ve gotten the HD versions of ratchet and clank 1-4, GoW 1-3, shadow of the colossus (twice since I just got the ps4 version, TWD season 1, MGS3, crash trilogy, GTA5, Arkham games, uncharted trilogy, last of us, sleeping dogs, will get Spyro trilogy, and several others after owning them in original form already. I love re-living my favorite games on a modern console with some updates and getting those sweet sweet trophies.

Last edited by Robert_Downey_Jr. - on 22 April 2018

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Why would you even do this? I’m completely baffled as to why anyone would buy the same game twice. The only reason I can’t see would make this seem reasonable would be if you had a physical copy and lost it or broke the disc and need it to still play the game. Otherwise a complete waste of money.

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I don't do it too often, but I have a few cases, such as Puyo Tetris (both English and Japanese) and soon Death Road to Canada (PC and Switch). I'm usually fine just having the one game unless the original copy I have is really old and wearing out.



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