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Considering only games that are available in both physical and digital form, how high is your share of physical purchases?

100% physical 207 16.68%
 
80 - 99% physical 375 30.22%
 
60 - 79% physical 183 14.75%
 
40 - 59% physical 118 9.51%
 
20 - 39% physical 83 6.69%
 
1 - 19% physical 154 12.41%
 
0% physical 102 8.22%
 
I don't buy games 19 1.53%
 
Total:1,241
vivster said:
The sooner physical media dies, the better.



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80-99 % physical.
The only time I buy digital games are Humble Bundles and it's often only a few of those games that have physical counterparts on PC. Also haven't bought one in quite a while.



I voted 100% physical, although I am about to get snagged on Goose Game and Cadence of Hyrule.  I bought them back when they were digital only, and they are about to release physical versions.  I will probably get the physical version of both at some point though.

I definitely would never buy a digital only console even if that were the only thing on the market.  I'd just go purely into retro gaming instead.  



I'd say around 80% physical. Only buy digital when theres a pretty good sale going on.



GamingRabbit said:
vivster said:
The sooner physical media dies, the better.

It's actually gonna burn less due to less useless plastic in landfills and oceans.



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For me, it really depends on the price. I don't much care too much one way or another, but if I can save 20 or more dollars, that's the one I'm going with. If I see a physical game selling for 20 dollars sealed, I'm not paying 30 dollars for the digital, and vice versa. I never sell any of my games, so that whole thing is never taken into consideration.

Always knowing where my game is, and not having to worry about who has it, or hasn't given it back yet is just as good as the convenience of taking it to a friend's house.



vivster said:
GamingRabbit said:

It's actually gonna burn less due to less useless plastic in landfills and oceans.

Not going to open a barrel here, but your main point is not that physical is "bad" but plastic, am I right?

Then just replace the plastic with something else and we're done. No reason to demonize physical games.



Nintendo Switch:

... announced as a Home Console

... advertised as a Hybrid

... delivered as a Handheld

GamingRabbit said:
vivster said:

It's actually gonna burn less due to less useless plastic in landfills and oceans.

Not going to open a barrel here, but your main point is not that physical is "bad" but plastic, am I right?

Then just replace the plastic with something else and we're done. No reason to demonize physical games.

Then name a material that's not bad for the environment that could be used instead of doing the correct thing and forgo useless plastic altogether.

I have yet to hear a reason in favor of physical games that is not gonna be moot in 10 years or that's already moot. The all digital future will come and the faster people let go the faster we're gonna progress to something better.



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GamingRabbit said:
vivster said:

It's actually gonna burn less due to less useless plastic in landfills and oceans.

Not going to open a barrel here, but your main point is not that physical is "bad" but plastic, am I right?

Then just replace the plastic with something else and we're done. No reason to demonize physical games.

Air, that's the best replacement for the environment.



vivster said:
GamingRabbit said:

Not going to open a barrel here, but your main point is not that physical is "bad" but plastic, am I right?

Then just replace the plastic with something else and we're done. No reason to demonize physical games.

Then name a material that's not bad for the environment that could be used instead of doing the correct thing and forgo useless plastic altogether.

I have yet to hear a reason in favor of physical games that is not gonna be moot in 10 years or that's already moot. The all digital future will come and the faster people let go the faster we're gonna progress to something better.

Don't be a corporate shill.

See, that was easy. Because that never gets old.



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