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Topic: Is anyone else going toward all digital download for retail games?

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gurtifus

So am I, as I buy load of games, I always choose digital release over physical. It's quite handy when you've got a big bunch of games !

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shingi_70

Going to go 50/59 myself. Some games I want digital while others I'd get a retail copy to lend to others. For example I wish I had a retail copy of bully instead of buying it off of live. I like the game but my cousin likes it more and I would let him have it of I could. Have him gta4 after I pre-ordered 5.

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No way in hell. I like being able to play games on multiple consoles, I like backwards compatibility and being able to play games on Nintendo's next system without transferring or paying for them again and I just prefer physical copies of games in general.

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Peach64

If Nintendo could set up proper user accounts I'd do this without hesitation. I've saved so much space by no longer having CDs, books and DVDs cluttering up the shelves, and it's just so much more convenient to have everything on a HD that's always with you. I think by the time the next generation rolls around, digital downloads will be selling far more than physical media. People just need to let go of the idea you need a chunky box taking up room in your house to be a collector.

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Happenstance

I think that if digital full sized retail games can see bigger and better deals (similar to Steam Sales), only then will they become a bigger deal for consumers. I used to have an attachment to material stuff like actually owning a physically copy of a CD or a game but nowadays it comes down to two things for me..

#1. Price
#2. Convenience

Nintendo is taking a step in the right direction I think with the Deluxe Digital Promotion of "Buy a game off our eShop, get points and in turn credit towards your next purchase". That's extra incentive to buy it through them especially for eShop only games in the future. But what I would like to see is big discounts on older titles when the major game retailers are dropping their prices. I can get NSMU brand new for $25 from Gamestop? (Not really, just a future example) I should be able to get it from the eShop for the same price or less. That's why I will likely buy most new titles from the eShop day 1 because there's no price differences and it's more convenient to do so. All I'm saying is that I'd like to see console shops be more competitive with game stores. If not in price, I would like to see DLC for free that we'd normally have to pay for or at a reduced price for owning an eShop copy.

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Ryno

Nope. digital downloads have no real value. Example, at least I can sell a physical copy of Ninjabread Man for .50 cents to some unsuspecting kid.

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I'm waiting for a sale for Sonic or Darksiders 2 if I get any digital retail game at this point. I'll probably get some for the digital download program thing.

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terribledeli

I'm not opposed to buying digital, but I generally stay towards physical if possible.

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Discostew

I'm on the fence about this. On one hand, I like having the cases, but on the other hand I wouldn't have to swap discs between playing games by going digital. My very first digital version of a retail game is Fire Emblem on my 3DS, and even though I don't have the nice case for it and whatever stuff comes inside, I am quite happy about being able to simply select it on the menu without having to remove the existing game card from my 3DS and putting in the game before selecting it. It's always with my 3DS.

I have an HDD on my Wii U that primarily holds game demos, but if the price is right, I'll probably go digital. Guess it should be mentioned, but right now Ubisoft is doing an eShop sale of their digital titles. I think 30% off for this week.

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McGruber

No because then they are worth nothing. You can't sell or trade them later. I bought Fire Emblem on the eShop because of the (deliberate?) shipping delay, and I already regret it. For instance if you buy almost ANY great Nintendo game it's almost guanteed that, if kept in great condition, ten years later you can sell it used on eBay for the price you paid or in some cases twice what you paid. Buy it digital and your lucky if you can even transfer it to your next system...

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6ch6ris6

never.

retail will always be my first choice even if a retail version cost more. at least i can sell it later and get some money back for new games.

i only get downloads if there is no retail version. like it was with minecraft.
or if i see an advantage in a download version. like with animal corssing new leaf. i will download that...maybe.
eshop downloads are still 5€ more here in germany :/

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Romeo

it really depends... sometimes it's buy+download (steam for example), sometimes retail
99% of the games for 3ds, etc. (especially 3ds) can't be downloaded anyway and you'll have to go for retail

it obviously would be cool to have ALL games on 1sd card (if you're able to download them again should anything happen to said sd-card) so you always have them with you whenever you pick up your 3DS, but seriously..... 99% of the 3DS and DS games can't be downloaded (which is super annoying), so you'll automatically end up with both retail and digital games

if it would be possible to buy+download every ds+3ds game digitally (same with Wii U + computer) i would consider going 100% digital, but that's impossible
it's actually shocking how very few retail-3ds games you can buy via the Nintendo eShop... and no ds games whatsoever (except for a few ds-titles, but no major ones)

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SCAR

Digital. Games on the HDD=convenience, no worry about breaking or losing a game, sometimes faster or only way to get, 10% back, loads faster, and no middleman(retail, gamestore). I only have Nintendo Land and Call of Duty on discs, because I got NL in the bundle, and COD was only available on disc.
Transferring's easy.

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ocelot20

Not a chance unless Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft do what Steam do. They sell there digital games cheaper than box games plus they have sales on nearly every week.

Sony are sort of all ready doing this as they seem to have a sale on nearly every week. Like at the moment on the PSN/XBL FIFA 13 cost £50!!!! you can buy this brand new for £25 on disk and at launch it was only £39.99.

Also I would like stores to sell digital downloads. For example here in the UK GAME sell digital codes for games for PS3/360 but not for all games. Also have online retailers like Getgamesgo and amazon sell digital codes for games.

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M_Jenius

I only buy digital releases when there is no other option (such as games like Trine 2 or The Cave). IMO. buying a game digitally is nothing more than a long-term rental. It may not be soon, but Nintendo Network, XBL, PSN, etc. will eventually be shut down when they cease to be profitable. When that happens then any games you bought digitally will only be available for as long as your hardware keeps running. However, if you bought physical copies and your console breaks then all you have to do is pick up another console on the used market and you'll still be able to play your games.

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Chrono_Cross

Bankai wrote:

Yes. I don't have the space for boxes and such in my home, now that boxes are pointless.

Buy a mansion, bro. Problem solved.

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rallydefault

All digital. The constant 10% rebate is nice, on top of any eShop deals (usually only on the smaller titles, though). It's just so nice to be able to switch back and forth from game to game without swapping discs.

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SCAR

Chrono_Cross wrote:

Bankai wrote:

Yes. I don't have the space for boxes and such in my home, now that boxes are pointless.

Buy a mansion, bro. Problem solved.

Ya, and then turn one room into a computer with 1000TB space. Updating your computer will count as home improvement. Haha
I think I'm actually gonna go get a $50 eShop card today while I run some errands, and leave it on my Wii U until Lego City and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate come out for insta-download, so I don't have to go to the store next month. Haha.

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