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Topic: Do you buy games retail or download?

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darkfenrir

21. Posted:

Retail, because I trust something that I can touch more. :)

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TruenoGT

22. Posted:

Oddly, I'm retail all the way on DS/3DS (though I might break that trend for Animal Crossing), and digital for Wii U. I know this seems counter-intuitive because digital is generally more convenient for portable. I just love collecting and having those little cartridges, but I'm always nervous about scratching CD/DVDs and optical drive noise has always bugged me. I'm also hoping that going digital with Wii U games increases my chances of playing them on a potential Wii U successor if they nix the optical drive next time around.

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ultraraichu

23. Posted:

I'm a digi-man. Mainly to save physical space, convenience (or laziness to some) and I tend to replay games a lot more when I see it on my menu screen then on my shelf or game box.

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Cryptonic

24. Posted:

darkfenrir wrote:

Retail, because I trust something that I can touch more. :)

I see what you're saying there ;)

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darkfenrir

25. Posted:

@Cryptonic And I don't even know what I'm saying now! XD

It's just that, I know that I can play my retail whenever I want without any worries, unless that cartridge breaks which is very unlikely.

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willobee

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

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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Nico07

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I download because I'm a pirate... oh who am I kidding? I buy retail because of the retail case and disc, resale value if I don't need it anymore, used game sales, and not having your game collection locked to a single console are all reasons I like buying retail. Although recently the Wii U eShop sales on downloadable content has been very tempting. I have bought several titles on sale though I missed out on Chasing Aurora.

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RetroGBHippie92

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

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!

Wow, that's a bit elitist (and snobbish), I live in the countryside so to speak and I have no problems with internet speed, it might not be high speed yet, but we still have good broadband, you clearly have no idea what it's like to live in the country side 24/7.

Anyway for me, I'm retail all the way, while I can download at the internet speeds we have, it's the cost of memory space and SD Cards that worry me the most, also I love having a shelf, you guys stop dissing the shelves man! You know in 20 years time, people will be showing off their lame "Digital shelf", but I'll be the man with the stuff because I'll own it all physically.

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19Robb92

29. Posted:

PC, download.

Console/Handheld, retail.

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Adhrast

30. Posted:

The last game I bought retail was on 3DS, MH3U.
I bought everything else digital: LM2, Layton, Zero Escape VLR, Bit.Trip Saga, DKCR and FE:A.
What I mean is, nothing beats the easiness and commodity of having a 32gb SD card full of games, both downloadable retail and VC/3DSware ;)
But for Wii U I prefer retail, physical copy :P

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dumedum

31. Posted:

Quick access games like Brain Age I prefer digital no doubt.
Regular games I would probably prefer retail.
I don't always have a choice - I'm sometimes forced to buy digital instead of retail because of location access.

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SCAR392

32. Posted:

I agree. Every game should at least exist on the eShop, regardless. Game companies should be making eShop purchases a priority, because it's instant access.
Nintendo charging $10 more for New Super Luigi U as a disc, and at a later date should show how much more BS they have to deal with getting out the game on a disc.
If people actually like these games and want them to continue happening at a faster, easier, and overall better rate, buy digital.

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Sean_Aaron

33. Posted:

RetroGBHippie92 wrote:

Wow, that's a bit elitist (and snobbish), I live in the countryside so to speak and I have no problems with internet speed, it might not be high speed yet, but we still have good broadband, you clearly have no idea what it's like to live in the country side 24/7

And you clearly don't live in the UK where you're lucky to get 2Mbps less than fifty miles from an urban centre and very often can't get more than 8Mbps in many urban areas because BT hasn't rolled out fibre everywhere. Here's a nice tip for you in general: before name-calling and judging people you should probably have some idea of where the other person is speaking from.

I play games; fondling plastic boxes has never been a nostalgic pastime for me. NOW you can fairly call me an elitist snob!

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Kirbic

34. Posted:

Retail because if I end up getting bored of a game (Which I'm sad to say is happening with Fire Emblem Awakening during my second playthrough. The ONLY part I still really like is Chapter 10.), then I want to get money back for it and put it towards something I will actually use or play.

Only exception is Animal Crossing. But that's a free download.

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HeatBombastic

35. Posted:

Both. I never really trade-in games.

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shingi_70

36. Posted:

depends on the game. Though with handhelds I have a bigger incentive too by digitally.

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Ryno

37. Posted:

I get physical as much as possible. Downloads don't have any monetary value they are purchased.

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DefHalan

38. Posted:

I mostly buy physical just because of the limited space on both systems, Wii U and 3DS. I upgraded my 3DS SD card to a 32 gig which is the highest it can support and I already have 30 eShop games and 14 Virtual Console games (plus I will be buying the Oracle of Ages/Seasons games) so I don't want to fill up my SD Card to fast. Also on Wii U I have about 10 eShop games and 11 Virtual Console games and that is also only 32 gig currently but with bigger game sizes and the OS taking up a lot of space. So with all that being said, I buy physical copies only because the Wii U and 3DS don't have enough space. (I do plan on buying a 2 TB external Hard Drive for my Wii U later and maybe that will change something)

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swordx

39. Posted:

If I can get it retail and it's NOT a VC title, I'll be getting it retail. An example of this is New Super Luigi U. I'm not downloading that, I'm getting it retail. I'm a big Nintendo collector.

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Spectator

40. Posted:

Both
PC_Download and Buy
Retail Buy
Handheld_Download and Retail

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