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NyanNyanNekoChan said:
IIrc FFVII Remake was and still is £60 digital (which was equivalent to about $75), while you could pick the damn thing up £40-£50 physical. If consoles ever did go all digital, I would hope the price of the digital games would at least come down to match what would have been the price of the physical copies, because as of right now, that all digital console life is looking pretty silly expensive.

I forget exactly what the given reasoning for higher cost digital versions at launch was, but it supposedly had something to do with not wanting to undercut the physical version for some reason.

On the flipside though, after launch you can commonly get some amazing deals for the digital versions.
But yeah, if that were to happen I hope they're better priced at launch.



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Hiku said:
NyanNyanNekoChan said:
IIrc FFVII Remake was and still is £60 digital (which was equivalent to about $75), while you could pick the damn thing up £40-£50 physical. If consoles ever did go all digital, I would hope the price of the digital games would at least come down to match what would have been the price of the physical copies, because as of right now, that all digital console life is looking pretty silly expensive.

I forget exactly what the given reasoning for higher cost digital versions at launch was, but it supposedly had something to do with not wanting to undercut the physical version for some reason.

On the flipside though, after launch you can commonly get some amazing deals for the digital versions.
But yeah, if that were to happen I hope they're better priced at launch.

Yeah, with some patience gaming is pretty cheap.



whatever the case, it's always Capcom's fault



Digital has been trending higher percentages steadily throughout the generation, but COVID-19 is what has accelerated the growth. I prefer physical, (though on Xbox One X the advantages in storage are negated by the massive 4k downloads) for storage, and collectible purposes. But since COVID-19 I have been buying digital save for once that I had to go to Walmart and saw a copy of Gears of War 4 with (the 360 games for free) included on sale for 15 dollars. Still the Xbox One X Download Even with the disc is like 118gb so...so much for that.



Xbox and Sony making digital consoles solidifies it. Aside from games I wanna collect I’m all digital.



 

 

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Wrong thread. 



How many games they release are either fully digital only or digital only in certain regions? Because if you artificially limit availability like that, you tend to get the results you want to show.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Just as it's the last generation for records!



So this will be my last console generation then? Because digital offers horrible value on console compared to PC, and I prefer gaming on PC even otherwise.



Maybe, physical media still exists for CD's, DVD's, and Books, I imagine video games will retain a physical presence in much the same way.