|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.
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