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I feel like I'm being ripped off, compared to many games that gain in value over what I brought them.

 

PS4 seems to be the ultimate collector's console of the current gen. Switch has the issue of many games having a digital only component like FFX/FFX-2, RE Revelations etc not fitting on a cart.

 

XBox is self explanatory, it doesn't have limited print runs, it doesn't have Asian/Japanese complete editions with all DLC, doesn't have European small publishers prints etc. 

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I do but rarely.  I feel the same way about being ripped off.  New release games in Canada cost $79.99, digital or physical, which is fucking dumb.  Digital and physical shouldn't be the same cost. 

 

I like having the ability to trade in and actually have a copy of something I purchased.  That being, said standard editions of physical games come with nothing but a napkin or some code inside.  Need to get special editions to have any sort of cool content (manual, soundtracks, art books, etc.)

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It really depends on the game and platform. PC is obligatory, Xbox has the best digital proposition with Play Anywhere which I always buy so I get two copies for the price of one and I will also pick the game up physically later when it's really cheap.

 

PS4 is basically physical only, however for VR it's 90% digital. Switch I don't really have games for, the last game I bought was Super Mario Oddesey.

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Hate it. 

 

I only buy digital when a game doesn't have a physical release, and even then only when they're on deep sale. Digital copies are glorified rentals. Look at what just happened to the Wii Shop Channel. 


The games I buy also tend to appreciate a lot. Gotcha Force and Rule of Rose each sell for around $250 on eBay. Haunting Ground is up there too.  

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Last month I ordered a limited print of Celeste and Iconoclasrs two AAAs. This gen has been fantastic for this. There Switch and PS4 versions for both.

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19 minutes ago, The Alt-Right said:

The points you get on Switch equals 5% towards future games vs 1% with physical 

This, plus digital is so much more useful to a system that you can take on the go than it is to a set-top box.

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I like both. Consoles = physical, PC = digital.

 

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Honestly, I do both.

 

I prefer physical but when I know I'm going to be busy and might not have the time to run to the store, I'll just log-on to my PS4 real quick and buy the digital release. The option for Digital is very convenient in times like this. 

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2 minutes ago, Sabo said:

Honestly, I do both.

 

I prefer physical but when I know I'm going to be busy and might not have the time to run to the store, I'll just log-on to my PS4 real quick and buy the digital release. The option for Digital is very convenient in times like this. 

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50 minutes ago, Sabo said:

Honestly, I do both.

 

I prefer physical but when I know I'm going to be busy and might not have the time to run to the store, I'll just log-on to my PS4 real quick and buy the digital release. The option for Digital is very convenient in times like this. 

Not sure if Sony does this, but even better when I can buy something off Nintendo's website online and have it downloaded on my Switch before I get home from work.  That's pretty sweet.

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52 minutes ago, McWicked said:

Not sure if Sony does this, but even better when I can buy something off Nintendo's website online and have it downloaded on my Switch before I get home from work.  That's pretty sweet.

I'm pretty sure you can do that for the PS4 as well. I just don't do it that way for some reason.

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Digital all the way... lmao fuck discs and cases :mj: 

 

Only time for physical is if it's a game from a series that's really awesome and sentimental.  You want to have a complete physical collection of it.

 

I'll always buy Blizzard games retail, and certain special editions for games that are incredible :smoke: 

 

Other than that :hest: 

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i only get disks if i know i'm going to sell the game after completion (once i finish rdr2, for example, peace!). i get digital if i'm truly dying to play something at midnight, or if it's something i'll want forever.  i refuse to collect games. 

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I buy physical all gen and then usually just sell it all and then just upgrade to the next gen. Been doing it since I traded my N64 to get a GameCube. Seems silly to have that money just wasted but I don’t really mind the smaller indies being digital only. 

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