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jhewitt3476 wrote:

@subpopz I find GS online and Amazon's have a good enough selection, I have an elite pro membership at GS, so all my used stuff gets big discounts and orders over $25 on Amazon are free shipping, so I do well when I feel I can't find the game I want locally

You can find them if you look but that takes work as well. Amazon for me is free shipping with the Prime that the delt me. There are games only you can find at GS or Amazon only and that's what smells of goats.

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Trajan

1. When I got my Switch GCU was a thing so 47 for a game vs 60.
2. Cartridges last forever. The eshop will not.
3. If I hate it, or it becomes worthless (Splatoon2 once the serves go down or people stop playing it) I can sell it.

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Ryzaerian

People will stop playing Splatoon 2 when Splatoon 3 comes out. I’d be shocked if they took down the servers before that happens.

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Nemodius

@subpopz pretty sure @Trajan is like me, even if it's a good game, if it gets to the point where there is no longer enough replay value (for him), it's time to let it go, let's face it, some games are some great games, but you play them through 3, 2 or even 1 time and you find yourself having to force yourself just to start a new game even a year or two later.....yah it's time to go, it just depends on the player himself

Pokemon games are a good example, they put those games out like Disney movies, cookie cutter, adding very little per new game, so getting the new one understandable, but keeping the older ones, is pointless (for me at least)

Edited on by Nemodius

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skywake

Here's a strike against the one thing people have left in this thread to hold over digital purchases. Do you actually consider where your money goes when you participate in the used market? Because when you buy a used game that money isn't going to Nintendo. And when you sell a game back to EBGames/Gamestop that's effectively a way for them to redirect some money away from the publisher/developer and back to them.

Ethically the grey market is a bit of a grey area. It's not piracy and it's not stealing but the end result is if anything worse for the publisher/developer than piracy. Especially when we're talking about games that are still in print on still active platforms. Unpopular opinion or not, this is the reason why I don't sell my games and I don't see this as a benefit of physical media.

So for me it pretty much just comes down to the direct cost comparison. Are the advantages of the digital copy worth more to me than the extra it costs? And going the other way, is it a big enough game that the storage saved is worth giving up the advantages of digital? It's not always clear but, here's what I've done so far:

Zelda - Physical, saved 13GB
Arms - Physical, saved $10AU
Mario Kart - Physical, it was a re-purchase for me because I had a Wii U. Brought a physical copy because it was super low on stock just before my sister brought her Switch. Sure enough by the time she got hers it was out of stock so I lent her my copy for a couple of months.
Super Mario Odyssey - Saved nothing but it's a single player focused game so it doesn't really matter
Bayonetta - Physical + Code, single player game. Doesn't really matter
Splatoon 2 - Physical, impulse purchase at the shops. Kinda wished I had got the digital copy
DKC:TF - Physical, doesn't matter as a single player game
Ultra Steet Fighter 2 - Digital, eShop had a deal going
Axiom Verge - Digital, wasn't paying extra for the physical bundle
Rocket League - Digital, multiplayer game and wouldn't pay extra for physical
Sonic Mania - Digital, wasn't paying extra for physical
SnipperClips - Digital, was no physical option at the time. Would still buy digital

Going Forward:
Smash Bros - Digital, want the game to be always a click away on the menu
Animal Crossing - Digital, if I got a physical copy it'd be a year of one game sitting in the cartridge slot
Pokemon - Digital, For the main series game at least. I'm not sure if I'm going to get Lets Go
New SMB - Physical, I expect it to be significantly cheaper in-store

Edited on by skywake

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Trajan

@subpopz No, games like this are newish, but the trend has been they're worth like $1. Key is to sell it before then if you are going to.

Problem is consoles die and theres no backwards compatibility. I can get on 1.6 tonight and find guys playing. Get on Halo 2 online? Oh the servers have been offline for 10 years.

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"If we did this (mobile games), Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo." - Iwata

Nemodius

@Trajan Nintendo has been pretty good with backwards compatibility, the various gameboys, the NGC had a cross-compatibility accessory for GBA games, DS Lite took GBA, all 3DS's took DS, Wii took NGC. so it's not unreasonable that Nintendo will try to keep previous systems inclusive in newer types, because DS/3DS was a two screen system, trying to keep that function would not have been complicated, (just turn sideways), but it would NOT have been fun, being forced to find a way to site it on your lap, take the joycons off and drop one whenever you needed to tap the screen then pick back up, ect.

I think if they make a next gen portable or hybrid system 6-8+ years from now, it will probably include B.C. for Switch games

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SwitchForce

A new Nintendo would most likely be a upgrade NSW 2.0HD screen but that will not be at the current 299.99MSRP though. Might be closer to 399.99MSRP for it. And hopefully it will have a slot for DS/3DS games that would be a game changer a NSW that plays 3DS but they will have to figure out the two screen setup. But could be those games will be converted over to NSW games format is the most likely case. But with the exit of Vita Nintendo is now in no rush to remove 3DS units or games.

Now back to eShop or Physical.

Digital will always be there in conjunction with physical neither is going to go away. But having both options helps.

Edited on by SwitchForce

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Mountain_Man

skywake wrote:

Here's a strike against the one thing people have left in this thread to hold over digital purchases. Do you actually consider where your money goes when you participate in the used market? Because when you buy a used game that money isn't going to Nintendo. And when you sell a game back to EBGames/Gamestop that's effectively a way for them to redirect some money away from the publisher/developer and back to them.

Ethically the grey market is a bit of a grey area. It's not piracy and it's not stealing but the end result is if anything worse for the publisher/developer than piracy. Especially when we're talking about games that are still in print on still active platforms. Unpopular opinion or not, this is the reason why I don't sell my games and I don't see this as a benefit of physical media.

When you buy anything used, the seller gets 100% of the profit, and none goes to the original manufacturer. So what? There's nothing "grey" or unethical about it since the manufacturer only has a legal and ethical right to get paid for the first sale.

Suppose you were selling widgets. Someone buys one, gets tired of it, and sells it to his friend. Did you get cheated out of a sale? Of course not, because you were already paid for that particular widget. Same principle applies to buying used games.

(And I wonder, do you refuse to buy used consoles, or lend games to friends for the same reason?)

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