Yoshida: Every PlayStation 4 title will be available for download

GCO: "Sony president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said that “every” PlayStation 4 title will be available for both download and retail sale. However, Yoshida didn't mention if the digital releases would be simultaneous."

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Cupid_Viper_32119d ago

I've always said that this is exactly how they're going to phase out GameStop and the likes. So their days are numbered.

LOGICWINS2119d ago

How exactly are they going to phase out Gamestop if retail disks will still exist?

jujubee882119d ago

The publishers behind your favorite games will still tell gamestop they can have day one DLC. Trust me, bro.

But, this is great. Been enjoying the feature on my VITA. Should be made better on the PS4 with the whole "play while you download" feature.

Agent_00_Revan2119d ago

No matter how much developers complain about Gamestop and used games sales, GS is one of, if not the biggest single retailer of games. They NEED GS as a store to sell and move their games. GS isn't going anywhere.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

You have a point! Go to gamestop and pre order? Or click buy and play as game is installing?

I have a feeling many will be tempted by the fact that their is no waiting time.

What if they say "Pre order on psn and get gta5 2 days early"??

Cupid_Viper_32119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )
It's trend that will inevitably hurt the GameStop and similar retailers whose sold focus is video game sales the most. As opposed to Best Buys and others who sells many other things besides video games.

Just look at what Steam has done to physical sales for PC Games.

Gut not only that, it's instantaneous. As in you don't have to move from the couch. Plus going from one game to the next is a lot simpler as well. It's not something I foresee happening tomorrow, but it will happen.

GraveLord2119d ago

Retail will always exist. These companies rely on stores to promote and show off their products.

Cupid_Viper_32119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

More links.

Retail will always be around. But specialized retail shops such as GameStop and the likes are going to become increasingly insignificant as more and more games are purchase directly from the consoles and PCs.

HammadTheBeast2119d ago

Thing is, it's always the best to have the physical thing. Resale value, collections, and overall just the feeling of having something physical.

Cloud is convenient, but physical experiences matter most. Except with Kinect.

Cupid_Viper_32119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )


Yes physical copies will be around for a long time, and Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Futureshop, Amazon, craiglists will always be around to sell them.

All the retailers mentioned above have one thing in common, video games sales makes up a very small portion of their total inventory. GameStop on the other hand only sell video games, so the digital trend that's going on right now, will hurt them. And when that trend goes full steam (no pun intended) they will be phased out as they will no longer make enough money to keep actual stores running.

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Blaze9292119d ago

Wondering what those download sizes will look like

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Blaze9292119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

That doesn't make any sense at all, especially as a reply to my comment. It doesn't really matter? Because every country/ISP has unlimited bandwidth and every consumer has 20TB HDDs ready.

Yes, it does matter. And before anyone goes, no one is forcing you to download. Again, which is why I said I'm just wondering..

Kur02119d ago

for full retail games I'm expecting anything from 7gb-25.

user39158002119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

Downloads, mmm, I see it already the gap of bandwith minimal and the cable or 4g or, att or whatever companies are carrying their broadbands are going to place limits. Most cable companies and dish have download gaps, so 1 disk 50 to 100 gb mmm thats all the downloads for this month folks lol...

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Oldman1002119d ago

Which is awesomely amazingness, because now we can play them instantly while it downloads in the background.

GiantFriendlyCrab2119d ago

what if your account is fucked, and you have to pay the game again?

BitbyDeath2119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

Call Sony and get it transferred.

I've had a similar situation with SingStar songs.
No problem.

r212119d ago

Well if you got your account working back again, just go to your download list and you should be able to get your games that you downloaded. I assume so, since the PS3 does that.

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