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Submitted by bunt-custardly 924d ago | article

Americans don't want discs? Resident Evil 6 PC disc free in North America

No disc version of PC Resident Evil 6 in North America says Capcom as release date and spec requirements are revealed. (PC, Resident Evil 6)

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Snookies12  +   924d ago
Hahaha, I wouldn't have bought it anyway, but without a disc REALLY gives me a reason not to. Sorry, I like having a physical copy if it can be helped. They're just trying to skimp on costs of manufacturing to make more money. Oh Capcom... How pitiful.
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bunt-custardly  +   924d ago
Can you blame them? I think the sales have been good but possibly less than they expected.
Snookies12  +   924d ago
If they wanted good sales, they should have just made a "Resident Evil" game. Not this... I don't even know what to call it. It's definitely NOT Resident Evil though. It could be a good game, but they alienated a big portion of their fans with a cover system, regenerating health, enemies that use guns, lack of horror, etc.
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PurpHerbison  +   924d ago
We should get used to digital copies now. I predict it isn't very long until the digital movement. Even if it will be forced upon us.
Eldyraen  +   924d ago
@ PurpHetbison

Digital movement has been around for years--some simply adopted earlier than others. It pretty much began with iPods and other digital music devices but its now mainstream for nearly every medium it can be used with at this point.

Movies, games, tv, books and magazines, and of course music are all easily accessible over the Internet nowadays. I still prefer physical copies though in some cases (books especially--ereaders are great but not quite the same) but Iove accessibility of digital as I don't have to keep track of everything and its just "tidier". Basically digital is convenience all around--but some drm does make it annoying (usually still required with physical so not a digital issue exactly).

It will still be a while though till everything goes fully digital and probably not in my lifetime simply because there will be large markets that simply refuse to make the move. In the end though they'll end up the minority given enough time as technology continues to progress.
DeadlyFire  +   923d ago
They are just stating that they expect the PC version to sell less. So they won't be bringing out a disc for the game. It cuts their costs of publishing the game. So they can see more dollars in the bank. I personally wanna see a disc.

Digital is around and it will stay, but so is Physical and that is here to stay as well. Both flavors will be offered for a very long time.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   924d ago
To be honest, it really makes no difference because Capcom's DRM for PC versions of their games is so restrictive, it wouldn't matter if you installed it with or without the disc. You're still gonna have to jump through a billion hoops just to get the game started.

The only time I pursue a disc copy of a PC game is if it is DRM-free (which pretty much never happens these days). My Steam and GOG.com accounts are a-okay.
richierich  +   924d ago
No they just dont want RE6
Megaton  +   924d ago
Who still buys PC games on disc? I haven't since Diablo 2.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   924d ago
Yeah seriously i just download everything off steam.
iamgoatman  +   923d ago
Slow Internet connections and bandwidth caps? It's not hard to see why people still buy physical copies of PC games.
aquamala  +   924d ago
most PC sales are now digital anyway, why would I want to have to put in a disc to play a game?
chasegarcia  +   924d ago
I don't even have a disc drive in my gaming pc.
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Bladesfist  +   924d ago
Same
RPG1201  +   924d ago
Yep no disc for me, Skidrow ;)
aquamala  +   924d ago
digital games sales are far less in consoles only because (most) consoles don't have terabytes of hard drive space, and digital game prices are ridiculous (other than PS+ "free" games). But don't console gamers wish you can start hundreds of games right on your home menu, and not have to insert any discs to play games?
grassyknoll  +   924d ago
No, I like ownership, the ability to resell & getting my games significantly cheaper.
luoshuigui  +   924d ago
the cheapest price any used game retailer like Gamestop will give is about 10 bucks(you'll have to wait more than 2 years for that price normally), and the cheapest price on Steam can be as low as 90% off, thats about 6 dollars for a full priced game, and only about 6 months after the game's release. Who gets better deal now?
grassyknoll  +   924d ago
I can't reply to luoshuigui, but the UK is a very different market. Prices for console games drop very very quickly & CEX offer high prices for new games (normally make my money back or profit!). Anyway, I love a Steam sale too. Don't push your digital agenda on everyone else.
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2pacalypsenow  +   924d ago
I prefer disks . Also Hitman Absolution had no Pc retail release either only digital
iamgoatman  +   923d ago
It did here in the UK at least.
BitbyDeath  +   924d ago
Depends on the game size. I wouldn't mind getting Borderlands 2 digital but something like Uncharted 2 being around 35gb or MGS4 @50GB is where i draw the line.
kevnb  +   924d ago
Retail is dead on PC in north america. Only a few big names even warrant a physical version.
Somebody  +   923d ago
I used to be a big supporter of discs or buying retail but now I've joined the digital download camp. My internet connection is slow but it still doesn't deter me from choosing the digital route.

Constant sales are a major factor in my decision but there are other factors that cement it even further. The most obvious one is that most clients allow you to backup your games either in external drives and burn into physical media. You get to backup games while they are in their most complete form after all those patches. When you restore the backup into another PC or just re-instal the game you are installing the latest version of it. Even if you do need to re-instal a game from the client's server, you are still downloading the latest version.

In contrast, re-installing the game from the disc requires you to re-download those patches all over again since you don't get to keep the patches/updates when you uninstal.

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