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The Download vs. Retail debate: What is the better option?

Stevo writes: "With Nintendo releasing New Super Mario Bros. 2 in both retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop, and with more games to be released this way, including New Art Academy and Oni Training in Japan, we might as well take a look at what you can get from each - retail and download."

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NastyLeftHook01435d ago

I like having the physical copy because i can display it in my collection, sell it, let friends borrow it, and sometimes it comes with pretty cool things, ex: maps from red dead.

Digital is cool too, you don't have to get up when changing your games, And its easier to purchase seeing as you can just download them, but there is also a down side. You lose tons of space on your hard-drive. But if you have a 500 gb ps3 like me, you'll be just fine.

PoSTedUP1434d ago

its a lose win situation for me: get to sell a physical copy, but have to carry around games for the vita. i go with physical copies for PS3 and digital for Vita, all day.

onyoursistersback1434d ago

if its for a handheld, I would go with digital

iamnsuperman1435d ago

Digital can be an easier option. I am buying more digital versions lately. The problem I am finding is it takes a while (often a ridiculous amount of time) to download the product. It is often quicker for me to drive to the shops and pick it up. Once the speed starts to increase and the price of new retail releases gets competitive then digital releases will become more attractive

Lahey1434d ago

Retail for consoles and digital for handhelds.

_LarZen_1434d ago

Digital is realy nice, but it gives the service one buys it from to much power and controll over your paid product.

Neo Nugget1434d ago

I agree, but if you're just looking to play the game yourself, there isn't a lot wrong with going digital.

_LarZen_1434d ago

Thats true, but if you in 10-20 years want to play some of the old games there could be a chance you couldnt....and that is a little scary.

Im a collector of old consoles and games so I have a hate and love feel about digital. :)

beerkeg1434d ago

Steam for my pc, and mostly hard copies for my consoles. Until consoles have a system in place that enables me to buy and save money like Steam then it will be mostly hard copies for the foreseeable future.

That's not to say I haven't found some bargains, psn has had a few I've taken up over the last year or two, but they are few and far between. Most of the time the prices are too high to consider paying for, which is understandable in a way as they don't want to upset the retailers they sell the most amount of games through.

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