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Chris720

21. Posted:

I'm starting to digital quite a bit now... It's just easier to carry the console and already have my titles installed on to the system without carrying cards along with it.

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Obito_Tennyson

22. Posted:

Oh my goodness, every single comment was voting for physical, and every recent comment before this was saying Digital.

I'm reeled on both sides. If there's a game that I would be playing for 100+ hours, then I'll buy it digitally such as Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and Pokemon. If there's a game that I wouldn't constantly be going back to, such as Fire Emblem, Kid Icarus, DKR, or SM3DL, then I see no point in just keeping the physical copy because I'd only play them when I'm bored and really want to get back in the game if I already beat them.

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TheLilK98

23. Posted:

Physical. I like having the boxes and the things included in them. Not only that, but if your 3DS gets stolen and you're all digital, you're screwd.

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24. Posted:

how many threads like this will there be again and again? lol

for now i went all physical all though i wanted to get some gmaes digital to have them with me whereever i am, i dont really need that feature. and most games will be sold after i played through them, because i need money for new games.
i have a few eshop games. of course digital is the only way there though^^

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Link-Hero

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Digital. I don't care for the disk, casing, manual, box art, or anything like that. I just want the game.

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dniw9

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physical. I wannna collect em cases and stuff yo

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The biggest thing stopping me from buying a lot of retail games as downloads is their price. It might not make any sense but my mind is constantly telling me that a game without a box isn't worth any more than 20€. I'll probably make an exception for Ace Attorney though since i just love these games and it doesn't cost much more than that.
It also depends on how much i'm looking forward to a game and how much i like the boxart. For example i always wanted Boulder Dash XL but downright hate its boxart. I wouldn't have minded having it if i ever could've gotten it cheap enough but when it came to the eShop the choice was clear.
It was about the same with DKCR3D. I already had the Wii game so i didn't want the box. When that "buy 3, get one free" promotion was on, i knew exactly what my free game would be. ;)

If they'd ever make boxes with download codes instead of carts / discs i'd be in heaven though. That'd be the very best of both worlds for me.

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28. Posted:

LordofThewinDs wrote:

The biggest thing stopping me from buying a lot of retail games as downloads is their price. It might not make any sense but my mind is constantly telling me that a game without a box isn't worth any more than 20€. I'll probably make an exception for Ace Attorney though since i just love these games and it doesn't cost much more than that.
It also depends on how much i'm looking forward to a game and how much i like the boxart. For example i always wanted Boulder Dash XL but downright hate its boxart. I wouldn't have minded having it if i ever could've gotten it cheap enough but when it came to the eShop the choice was clear.
It was about the same with DKCR3D. I already had the Wii game so i didn't want the box. When that "buy 3, get one free" promotion was on, i knew exactly what my free game would be. ;)

If they'd ever make boxes with download codes instead of carts / discs i'd be in heaven though. That'd be the very best of both worlds for me.

GAME has set GAME's price on games and sell them as download codes, is it this you want?

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29. Posted:

When given the choice, I'll always take the physical copy when it's available/practically priced.

But I'm also not one to complain much if the only sensible option for the localization of a "niche" Japanese game I want is the digital-only route. Because as much as I would prefer to have a physical copy of Ace Attorney 5, I'd rather get it digitally than not at all.

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Ralizah

30. Posted:

Physical, but I won't rule out digital in the majority of cases. I got DKCR3D as a download because I was leaving on a trip the day after it came out and didn't have time to track it down at a store. Wanted digital Animal Crossing for the convenience. I will probably download Pokemon as well so that I can play it as soon as possible.

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31. Posted:

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Physical all the way! unless there's a mad 50%(or more) discount like MH3U had for a small while, my only regret was no having a better SD card(2Gb is just enough for it, 2 VC games and swap note. not counting Backups and streetpass data, of course)

fogot to mention: Digital only games I'll download 'cause it's the only way for those :p

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Physical is preferable solely because I'll be able to buy it less for than what it sells on the eShop. If the game is digital only then I'm less likely to gamble on games I don't know. I don't normally sell games anyway, but I'd feel bad if I downloaded a game but didn't like it. I have no problems downloading digital only games that I know I will like. I also download Virtual Console games despite already owning the cartridge or be able to buy the cartridge cheaper.

I like having the boxes and the things included in them.

Just junk to me. I buy games to play them, not to collect them. Game boxes just get tossed aside and forgotten about, the cartridge going in my carrying case.

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Tobias95

33. Posted:

Both. Depending on the time and day. If its not on sale in stores, digital is cheapest. I save somthing between 20-40$ by downloading my games.. And my parents has less chanse to see them x)

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daggdroppen

34. Posted:

digital for all the eshop games..

some of the nintendo games are physical..

so both =)

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Joetherocker

35. Posted:

Physical, unless there's a sale on the digital version. I'd like to still have my games if something happens to the system itself.

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Malltog

36. Posted:

RevolverLink wrote:

But I'm also not one to complain much if the only sensible option for the localization of a "niche" Japanese game I want is the digital-only route. Because as much as I would prefer to have a physical copy of Ace Attorney 5, I'd rather get it digitally than not at all.

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Platypus101

37. Posted:

I've gone digital... That is unless I can get the physical copy for cheap (20$ or less)... Reason? Simple. After living a life of "consumption" I own far too much junk. This collecting of mine began around 1999. Just plain sucks to have to store anything at this point. As for selling games back or trading them in? I would feel like a fool if all I ever got was 10% of its value, so that route is not for me.

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billychaos

38. Posted:

Home consoles = Physical copy
Hand helds = digital

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SpookyMeths

39. Posted:

The thing stopping me from going digital on my 3DS is that my full library of cartridges, though not very large (I only have like 12 3DS games), isn't available digitally. I'm an all or nothing kind of guy, so sticking with physical.

For Wii U, I'm using my 2TB HDD and going digital.

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Reverandjames

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I was leaning towards digital copies as I would not have to carry around cartridges (and I recently lost my copy of Super Mario 3D land) but my 3DS recently died and I had to send my console off to be repaired. Nintendo advised me that they could not guarantee that my 3DS would not be fully wiped when they returned it to me which was a bit scary because I spent quite a lot of money downloading titles.

There is something about purchasing a game in a shop which is brand new and sealed, and also having that new game smell.....too weird?

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