The digital revolution is upon us. It's evident with the PlayStation Vita and it'll be even more evident when the PlayStation 4 arrives later this year.
Add the fact that you can play while downloading and I can see this as a strong selling point.
i still wonder how big the games will be
yeah, thats the problem. what if the games are 50 gbs. In that case a 1tb hard drive would hold 20 games (not bad). And an even greater problem might be the limit internet providers allow in downloads a month. Comcast allows 250gbs i think. But thinking about it a little more makes it seem perfectly feasible for most gamers.
My problem is price. I will never pay more for a digital copy than I'd be paying for a boxed disc. Currently in the PS store, the new games start out more expensive than in shops or amazon. Developers may want to think about that if they want to make any kind of money out of digital distribution.
TopDude That's my issue with consoles. You won't get sales like you do on Steam.
Steam are certainly the exception to the rule. Origin, Uplay, XBL, PSN and pretty much any other digital distribution service (PC or console) charges more than I can get the games for at retail. With less overheads, fewer middle men etc its ridiculous. For digital to really take off, they need to be priced accordingly.
You take Blu-Ray game, or download and install or cloud(play as downloading). Good choice! I know console people don´t like to download games, but look at PC market. Steam, everyone has digital gaming. Maybe in future consoles are too? Who knows...
good to kno. but damn im going be out of free space by the summer of 2014. So i'll get some digital n some hard copy
I wonder if mandatory game installs on ps3 will be a thing of the past on ps4. I sure hope so. I hate using up all that data just to play a game.
what's all these articles going back and forth about the same old topic? Sony will give us all an official response soon enough, until then lets focus more on the games and hardware they've shown.
The games are going to be to dang big to download imo. Small games is fine but full retail no thank you.
Depends upon where you are. I have unlimited 60mb fibre optic. And if the game can be played before the download finishes does it really matter how big the file is? I love not having to put a disc in to play a game.
Am i the only who feels sorry for gamestop and game???
Cant say I feel sorry for either company they have been making money on other peoples work for a long time now. I do however feel sorry for all the employees loosing jobs due to closing stores.
I will still buy disks as long as the price is not too different as I prefer them as a medium overall. I can share disks with my friends although I feel passes will become a more prominent feature in the next generation, and to be honest I really enjoy the physical presence of a disk, opening it for the first time is exciting and housing a collection of titles spanning different generations is amiable for me as well.
Not for me they won't. I have a 0.0000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 00001 mb internet connection.
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Will the games be available day one through Gaikai? Because if you could buy them, then just stream them to your console without a massive download, that'd be neat.
That would be nice....Then there goes the hard drive eaters......
Didnt they say games will be 50gb. I really hope not and i dont see how it takes up so much hell pc games are only 15-30 gb at the most. 50gb x 10 =500gb. A 500gb would not be enough unless you just play cod. It would be nice to see 1tb and 2tb options
nice but for what price? i like to have digital games on the DD but they usually cost more than retail games.
sony shooting in the foot again... like it or not sheeps, physical media is the most important way to go, since most of the world does not have good enough internet connections.
The majority of the people who play video games live in countries where it's a viable option. Most of the world doesn't play video games let alone the most modern games... Besides why is it an issue or even fathomed as an issue when it's clearly just another option for those who wish to take advantage of it?
Guys I wouldn't stress so much on if the PS4 games will be X-GB an how many the HDD will hold. At the end of the day most people are going to run into bandwidth issues from there ISP. Hell I do almost every month, cox was my provider and they only allow 250GB a month. So unless Sony and Gaikai have something up there sleeves to help with this then thats the real issue. Watching Netflix, downloading from the net, streaming PS4 games and streaming movies in home. The list can go on and on but obviously everyone's situation is different. Your ISP will disconnect you way before you fill your HDD. Now of course I could be Wrong. We'll see soon enough B-)
It's a good idea come to think of it, all my games will be on my HDD instead of having discs stacking up in my room. as long as I don't have to redownload all over again after my PS4 comes back from the shop repaired. without the need of formating the HDD.
I will all digital if the games are a few dollars cheaper like they are on the VITA ! I like the convinance of relaxing in my chair jumping from game to game without getting up and changing disks ! Been doing that since 1980
i wont. I like to sel games that i beat and know that i wil never play again. and ps4 games will give back a lot of money at least at the first couple of years. I also want to bring games over friends houses to play of let then borrow it so i can borrow theres. I need to save money wher i can.
I can understand that scenario also ! I'm an older gamer and I have a man cave that I put a Obscene amount of money in and like to come home and playing multiple games with getting up to change the disk out....don't get wrong I'm not going all digital till Sony says the DL verisons will be slightly cheaper vs retail , if not ill continue to buy all my games from amazon..
yea true the best part about this is the choice. I love it when they give us choice. I like Disks others might not but both are there. I will pay 60 bucks for a game that i can get 30 bucks back anytime but as i have steam and a monster PC i will never buy a DD full price. Which is why steam needs all those sales i only ever by steam games on sale just cause after i get it there is no way to get anything back for it.
True my friend ! True.....can't wait till PS4 arrives
What will this do to the quality of sound, videos and textures? Lower on the digital version or both? I highly doubt they'll make you install a 50GB+ game, or will they?
every game wil not be 50 Gigs. in fact most prolly wont at the start as most games are on xbox 360 mutiplatform.
That's awesome news, this method works great on my PC with Steam.
They better have big harddrives on this thing. Interchangeable hard drives would be even better!!! My 500 Gb PS3 was full a couple of months ago. I have to delete things to play new games. :/ If PS4 games are bigger, I'm screwed. I like to buy digitally. It's convenient. It stops being convenient, however, when you aren't given enough room for it.
I guess next is going to be the last generation that uses some sort of physical medium for games. :( That saddens me because i like actually owning my games not expensively renting them. Like it or not those games you have on ur download lists on PSN or Xbox live arent yours. If either service goes down you dont have access to them unless you have them all downloaded to ur consoles. As i said i like owning my games all i gotta do is pick it up and pop it in and we're a go.
Sony may answer the question of disc space and give us the option to slap in a bigger drive just like with the Ps3.
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