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Forums - Gaming Discussion - All digital people, what was your final physical purchase?

   If you're still buying physical games, this thread isn't for you!

   For those of us who've gone all digital (console, PC, even Switch) and intend to stay that way, what was your final ever physical disc/cartridge?

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I thought mine might have been Gears of War 3.

But upon review I discovered that I'd actually purchased Jillian Michaels' Fitness Adventure a couple of months later (think Tomb Raider, but you actually jump and dodge and weave in front of the TV rather than use the controller...  it was actually a pretty cool idea, but with some flawed implementation sadly). So that was my last physical purchase, and it came out in 2011.

Last edited by scrapking - on 23 January 2022

Could be Diablo III on PC. Really nice box.

I might buy Ring Fit at some point though.

The one that sticks out in my mind is GTAV on 360, though I've probably bought a couple legacy collections for the ol' PS3 since.

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I'm not even certain, something on Switch from years ago. I'm sure I haven't bought physical since probably no later than 2018. Maybe Dragonball Xenoverse 2? Which I still haven't played because I find the idea of unboxing it and putting a cartridge in too inconvenient (LOL).

Breath of the Wild on Switch.

Before that, I made the switch to full digital in like 2015. 

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Breath of the Wild for Switch and Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One X.

I bought them both shortly after the respective console launches in 2017.

If Breath of the Wild 2 launches this holiday, it will be my first physical purchase in more than 5 years.

EDIT: Oh wait, that‘s wrong. I just remembered that the - still unopened and pretty big - box of Ring Fit Adventure is standing literally just 5 meters away from me, haha. According to the vendor E-Mail I bought it on 19-Nov-2019 for 71,94 €. I don‘t regret the purchase, someday I will play it.

Last edited by okr - on 23 January 2022

I've got almost everything digitally on my Switch (even Ring Fit Adventure), but maybe once or twice a year at most something on Amazon is so cheap that I can't but buy it. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was the last physical game I bought myself in 2020. Got SMT V as a present for Christmas physically. Must say it's rather inconvenient.

It'd be Breath of the Wild for Switch, a used copy at that, but it's kinda weird. I'd made the switch to all-digital all the way back in 2013/2014 during the Wii U days, I only decided to get BotW physical because getting a used one was cheaper and I'd already played through the game before. Besides, having only one physical game doesn't negate the biggest advantage of digital in my opinion, which is to be able to play any game on the fly.

The last game I bought while still on the mindset of having them physically, though, that I'm not sure. I suppose I got Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017 too, because I never went digital on the 3DS.

Edit: actually, I just remembered I bought Persona 5 Royal in 2020. Physical, because I don't have a PS4, so at least I could own the game and play it on a PS4 whenever I had the chance. I lent the game to a friend though, and he's had it since, hence why I forgot.

Last edited by mZuzek - on 24 January 2022

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