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Submitted by SirNintend0 1014d ago | opinion piece

Digital Copy vs Physical Copy: Where do you stand?

Shawn Long of takes a look at the battle waging between digital downloads and physical copies of games. (Industry)

fluffydelusions  +   1014d ago
All digital on PC (obviously). PS3/360 - retail unless they are PSN/XBL games that are DD only.
wishingW3L  +   1014d ago
why can't we have both?
jc48573  +   1014d ago
console needs both.
Fyflin  +   1014d ago
I'm probably in the minority here but I'm very happy going digital. If we can download the games prior to launch so they're sat on the hard drive and then unlock at 00:01 on day of release that would suit me down to the ground. My only gripe is the price - a lot of new games seem to have the insane price tag of £59.99 on the UK PSN store.
Skizelli  +   1014d ago
I think the two co-exist quite well. There's games I'd rather own a physical copy of and games I don't mind downloading. It's really no different from renting and buying if you think about it.

How can anyone want digital-only? You're only giving more power and control to the video game industry. Sooner or later, we won't own anything.
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Chrono  +   1014d ago
I get digital if it costs me less (at least $10 less).
LaWiiG  +   1014d ago
I think the Nintendo eShop is the only one to really differentiate pricing based on game size. The PSN is slowly becoming the go to online marketplace as the PS Plus has way more features than Xbox LIVE.
LAWSON72  +   1014d ago
I like the way it is. PC=digital and console= physical. mainly because downloads sometimes take a while, especially if for example gtav was digital only on consoles, it would take days to download even if their was preinstalls and possibly errors would occur somewhere. Not only that hdds are cheap but not on consoles and they are not fairly large.
sdozzo  +   1014d ago
You cannot resell digital stuff. That sucks.
LaWiiG  +   1014d ago
I just don't get console price gouging for HDD. I mean, the Wii U offers expandable storage, something Microsoft and Sony don't seem to be looking at.

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