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Submitted by doctorstrange 1042d ago | news

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Will be Slightly Cheaper on the PSN

Despite many big name titles now being available on the PS3′s PlayStation Store on launch day, saving the cost of creating a box and (sometimes) a manual, the prices have generally been the exact same for the retail and digital releases. Publishers seem to be hesitant to follow the lead of many of the PlayStation Vita PSN games and doing a 10% or so discount, but that won’t be the case with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
-PSLS (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3)

TrendyGamers  +   1042d ago
Can't complain about saving some money!
Abash  +   1042d ago
I highly recommend the physical copy. Namco-Bandai were actually generous enough to include a manual in the case (something most publishers abandoned for digital manuals) and the image on the game disc is fantastic
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TrendyGamers  +   1042d ago
Manuals are becoming a rarity these days, glad to hear Ni no Kuni has one!
FamilyGuy  +   1042d ago
Fits right along with the old school feel of the game.
I might get the digital version though so I can game share it with my brother :/
MmaFan-Qc  +   1042d ago
meh, been buying steam games for the last 6 years without caring about paper instruction manuals, it wont change today.

im getting the digital version in a heartbeat.
Merrill  +   1042d ago
What kind of ticked me off about the manual is they said it was going to be in full colour and mine is in black&white.
morganfell  +   1042d ago
I thought of that (the manual) but I am going with all digital purchases now. I do so to insure that I will never again encounter a situation where a game becomes digitally playable on another platform - PSP to Vita for example and owning the physical copy does nothing for me.

Owning digital copies not only protects me form situations like the one above - as I encountered with the PSP versions of Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta, Peacewalker, etc it also insures that when Gaikai comes, games I own that are digital will be in my account and can be streamed to other devices that Sony allows on the network.

Add to this I have received quite a bit of money back from Sony because of my purchase habits on PSN.
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BlindGuardian  +   1042d ago
for next gen I'm going all digital but I'm getting these last few games for my PS3 at retail

but this is the right way to go
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joab777  +   1042d ago
As do i. I regret not getting the collectors edition but i got the steel case which i love and the guide. Using it sparingly but had to have it cuz its gorgeous and has dlc.

Anyway, i havnt understood why Sony and Microsoft havnt taken valves lead and created their own digital stores that sell at discounts. It is the future and its a way to get ppl to buy from u. Offer 10-20% off, dlc, or points u can use down the line to get money off etc. And with ur own games, u can go even cheaper. Why wouldnt u. Steam, gamestop and amazon do what they need to. My only guess is that there is some kund of deal that limits them. Imagine if u could buy any game at midnight from ur couch for cheaper? Who wouldnt do that? Many still love physical copies but there are ways to entice ppl. They just seem slow to come up with ideas.
Trenta27  +   1042d ago
Not to mention the decipher at the back of it.
dboyc310  +   1042d ago
Would get it from psn store but the install is just to big. I will have to delete games and movies if I were to want it from the ps store. But yea I usually buy my games digital since they save me time and money. When new release come out I just pay the 60 even.
Julie  +   1042d ago
PSN when? :(
When on PSN? :(
for me? why thank you ... but when? :(
I hit F5 much and nothing happens PSN! :(
Julie  +   1042d ago
Downloading now! :D
To the disagree fairy : don't worry i don't hate you i hope you can play Ni no Kuni too some day :3
AmkOwns  +   1042d ago
Ebay $49 ?
ArronC07  +   1041d ago
Physical copy beats digital copy every single time.
Tzuno  +   1041d ago
Yeah go pay for smoke and mirrors i prefer to hold the product that i paid for in my hands. Maybe i want to sell the game after. Imagine a collector collecting digital games :)
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doctorstrange  +   1042d ago
This is highly logical
alexcosborn  +   1042d ago
And super awesome.
TrendyGamers  +   1042d ago
And it will lessen the wrath of the white witch.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1042d ago
Lmfao! @ TrendyGamers I laughed for real x)
Septic  +   1042d ago
Yeah and it should be the industry standard. I hope it sets a trend because, as you say, this is a logical step and really the equitable way forward.
BuLLDoG909  +   1042d ago
yeah, yeah... iv just been on psn, "the line" for 59.99 euro in the price drop section ???, are you f*&kn serious scee ??
on steam for a fiver last week.
daylight robbery in its purest form from these rip off merchants.

i like sony and all, but sometimes id love to bitchslap the smart ass who decides these prices on DIGITAL protucts on psn.
Godchild1020  +   1042d ago
More companies need to do this. Namco +1.
mayberry  +   1042d ago
Any x-tra artwork from studio ghibli is appreciated. Getting physical copy.
abzdine  +   1042d ago
Does anyone know why i'm getting an error 80029564 when i try to install a big file on PS3?
Blackcanary  +   1042d ago
I had that then i put my card details in and it allowed me to download it with out any problems.
Just have to wait till the 1st so i can play it.
doogiebear  +   1042d ago
Google it. It might be fragmented memory on harddrive or something. Or call sony for help, their open even late at night. Hope u find the help u need.
Dark_Overlord  +   1042d ago
That error is a problem with connecting properly to the server, its can be a few things.

Has your router recently received an update?

Is it peak time where you are?

Have your ISP changed anything?

Happened to Virgin Media customers in the UK around Xmas, the R26 Firmware(I think it was that version) was the cause.
NobleRed  +   1041d ago
Have the same problem. Can't install the game.
firelogic  +   1042d ago
It's actually $12.80 cheaper for me because I don't pay tax on PSN. If I bought retail, it'd be $67.79.
doogiebear  +   1042d ago
Why u no pay u taxes mister?!
firelogic  +   1042d ago
Aren't online purchases non-taxable? It's not just PSN. I bought Diablo 3 from Blizzard and wasn't charged tax. Bought GW2 from ArenaNet and no tax. lol, and how can anyone possibly disagree with what I said?
Godchild1020  +   1042d ago
@Firelogic, I think it's because the online item that you are getting/downloading is not a tangible item.
Blackcanary  +   1042d ago
£49.99 pounds in the when u pre order it on the PSN Store. pre ordered mine a few hours ago.
deadfrag  +   1042d ago
if it is £49.99 on the psn store than its not cheaper than the phisical copy that is 39.99 at amazon but there some places seling it for 36.99!
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Blackcanary  +   1041d ago
lol at the disagree i got when i'm the one who's pre ordered it from the PSN store.
knifefight  +   1042d ago
Having beaten the Japanese version, I'll wait a while, but I'll say to all my fellow longtime RPG fans: enjoy! You're getting into a great game with this one!
Blackcanary  +   1042d ago
AWWW i hate the fact that its just sitting there on my XMB and i can't play it.
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sdozzo  +   1042d ago
And it will be slightly less 'resellable.' Love PSN but I have to be able to sell used games, at least the $60 titles.
dazreah  +   1042d ago
Hang on its £49.99 in the UK on PSN and on amazon its £35.99!!
deadfrag  +   1042d ago
I guess the love is only to the US market!
dazreah  +   1042d ago
Oh well will pick up on amazon, just tried the demo really enjoyed it!
ApolloTheBoss  +   1042d ago
Glad to see namco LOWER the price instead of leaving it the same price for up to three years! I'm looking at you Microsoft!
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MrBuffalo  +   1042d ago
49.99 on uk psn. Never bought a full priced digital download for a game that can be bought on a shelf. Ordered off Amazon for under 40 pounds.
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strigoi814  +   1041d ago
online download games should really be cheaper than the disc copy..coz you are already paying for the internet usage..
Clarence  +   1041d ago
Cheaper because u don't have a physical copy
DivineAssault  +   1041d ago
I dont care.. I want the physical copy either way.. Mine came with a steel book case & after playing the game for a couple hours, im wishing i bought that $150 CE.. Damn, i shouldve listened to my instincts when i seen it
b_one  +   1041d ago
haha yeah right 239 on PSN, 199 boxed in stores.

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