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Topic: Do you buy games retail or download?

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rlopez1996

1. Posted:

I download which im happy with but one day ill run out of memory so i might need like 100gb usb if they got one but now nintendo is starting to cut deals so im extremely satisfied

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Jaz007

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Retail all the way, if I can get the game physical I do.

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Morpheel

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A mixture of both, depending on game availability and economic circumstances.

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Riwdo

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I personally prefer to buy games retail, both because I get a physical copy which I either can keep later on or resell and also because of the prices in the e-shop in my country. If I buy games through the e-shop It's download exlusives otherwise I can find physical copies of games cheaper at a near store.

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Bulbousaur

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When it comes to games that aren't exclusive to retail or download, whatever's cheaper. And currently, its almost always retail excluding the Steam sales.

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miiandmario

6. Posted:

Jaz007 wrote:

Retail all the way, if I can get the game physical I do.

I agree, mainly because I would have to wait for it to download and it would take up a lot of space.

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Link-Hero

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Download since it's a superior format over retail. Never having to worry about disks and using up shelf space.

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FullbringIchigo

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Retail unless i have no other choice

I play games not companys , I don't care what I play them on as long as I have fun doing it ^_^

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Cryptonic

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Retail. I've never downloaded a retail game nor do I plan to. I love artwork on the case, disc/cartridge, instruction book, etc.

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sinanziric

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Use BOTH!

Why?

If you use only Retail then there is higher risk of loosing Wii U Drive (too much disk reading)

I would suggest buying digital download of those games you play the most (e.g. New Super Mario U, FIFA 13 or NFL, NBA 2k13 etcc)

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SammyOfMobius

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Mixture of both.

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Nintendroid5000

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Retail as much as possible. Only because Nintendo don't have tied accounts yet. So if you get a new Wii-U then you lose the eShop games you bought.

Hopefully Nintendo will fix this in the near future otherwise I will take my business elsewhere.

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Tasuki

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A bit of both really. I buy Wii U games retail and all the VC games digital because really thats the only way you can get the VC games.

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SCAR392

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I like to download the games. I have an awesome 2TB slim drive(dimensions=4×3×1in.). I take my Wii U places sometimes, and I can fit a 20GB game 600 times before I run out of space, in less than one half the size of a game case.
The argument of buying a new console and losing purchases doesn't make sense. I think Nintendo will eventually make accounts tied to the hardware that can be shared locally(online for verification, much like the 3DS to 3DS/Wii to Wii U transfer), but who doesn't try to just use the warranty or repair it for less than half of the price first?
I'm sure most of you that buy the discs wait for a game to ship all the time, so what would be the harm in waiting for your console get repaired if it needs to?
Nintendo's DMR may be questionable in some regard, but it works. There is no reason to have an account system, besides to share games. That's literally the only reason why you should ever want an account.
This isn't a phone. You don't get one every year, and it's less prone for fatal breaks since you're not carrying it around.
Accounts are a poor reason to not buy digital.
Trading, selling, or sales are the only literal reasons why someone would buy discs, otherwise digital is the best option available.
Just buy a good ext. HDD, take care of your system, and you're fine.
I have nothing against discs(I have Nintendo Land and COD on disc). Just an FYI. Plus, deluxe digital promo can pay off, especially with sales. That same ammount of money still stacks up for some added funds at 500 points.
Not trying to convince anyone of anything. I'm just stating that the DMR isn't a legitimate reason, which also seems to be many peoples' reason.

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Jaz007

15. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

I like to download the games. I have an awesome 2TB slim drive(dimensions=4×3×1in.). I take my Wii U places sometimes, and I can fit a 20GB game 600 times before I run out of space, in less than one half the size of a game case.
The argument of buying a new console and losing purchases doesn't make sense. I think Nintendo will eventually make accounts tied to the hardware that can be shared locally(online for verification, much like the 3DS to 3DS/Wii to Wii U transfer), but who doesn't try to just use the warranty or repair it for less than half of the price first?
I'm sure most of you that buy the discs wait for a game to ship all the time, so what would be the harm in waiting for your console get repaired if it needs to?
Nintendo's DMR may be questionable in some regard, but it works. There is no reason to have an account system, besides to share games. That's literally the only reason why you should ever want an account.
This isn't a phone. You don't get one every year, and it's less prone for fatal breaks since you're not carrying it around.
Accounts are a poor reason to not buy digital.
Trading, selling, or sales are the only literal reasons why someone would buy discs, otherwise digital is the best option available.
Just buy a good ext. HDD, take care of your system, and you're fine.
I have nothing against discs(I have Nintendo Land and COD on disc). Just an FYI. Plus, deluxe digital promo can pay off, especially with sales. That same ammount of money still stacks up for some added funds at 500 points.
Not trying to convince anyone of anything. I'm just stating that the DMR isn't a legitimate reason, which also seems to be many peoples' reason.

Because warrenty's expire and systems break anyway. People have lost money over this kind if thing. Most people who want a competent account system don't want to share games, but simply have their purchases safe and to be to able take advantage of that safety if necessary.

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SCAR392

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@Jaz007
Warranties expire on anything. Repair costs are only if your console breaks OUT of warranty. You guys are ripping yourselves off if you buy a new console everytime something isn't exactly right with it.

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BlackSpy

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Retail, haven't tried downloadable ones yet.

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GiftedGimp

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A Consoles Weakest component, barring manufacturing faults is the optical drive. By Downloading you are saving wear on the optical drive and massivly reduce the chance of a system failure.
Although a Linked Account system would be ideal, the current system works as long as you send your system to Nintendo for repair and you make them aware of all your purchases. Your Nintendo ID has got the complete list of digital purchases made tied to it but not the drm itself which makes it easy for Nintendo to check which digital purchases you have made, and transfer the drm as needed if you system needs replacing.
I download games but also buy discs. Usually it's down to how much of a chance I'm taking on a game, for example something like Monster Hunter I know I will not have any issues with so I'll download it, but then Zombie U, being a new franchise loads of unknowns about how much I'll enjoy it I have on Disc.
Rumour is Soon Linked Purchase to Account id is coming soon along with account linked achievment system, so those drm doubts some have may be negated soon anyway.

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brandonbwii

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I'm one of the few who to download games it seems. I don't typically buy physical anymore despite hating the lack of a universal account from Nintendo Network.

I guess I'm preparing for the potential download only future. That plus I like the immediacy of accessing games through the UI. I've never been good at remembering where I put games so DLC is a godsend.

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Sean_Aaron

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I'm download-only - if it's not in the eShop it may as well not exist as far as I'm concerned. The only thing that would change that would be if I ended up living somewhere with crap Internet access, but I have no plans to move to the countryside just yet!

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