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Submitted by badboy776 298d ago | article

Forbes: Will GTA V's Digital Download Be Worth The Hassle

Good news everyone! You don’t have to go to a midnight launch to get your copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 on launch day. But in case you decide to go digital for your copy of GTA 5. You should know that the file size is just absolutely massive! (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

orangechicken67  +   298d ago
good thing it'll be downloading for me when im in class midnigt to morning
badboy776  +   298d ago
I chose Physical because this may actually be our last physical Copy of a GTA Series.
KwietStorm  +   298d ago
So you don't think a new one will be out before next next generation? Because the next consoles still have discs..
Xof  +   298d ago
Unlikely. While most PC games have been digital-only for years, and many games on current generations have also gone digital-only, it's highly unlikely a high-profile release like Grand Theft Auto will ever be digital-only.

Just look at the PC market.

100% of PC games are delivered to gamers via digital distribution services... but at the same time, you can walk in to your local electronics store and pick up a boxed copy of any of the high-profile games like Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, The Sims, etc.--hell, you can still pick up a boxed copy of Starcraft or Diablo II.

Granted, in most cases you'll still end up downloading the game via Steam or some disgusting alternative with a physical copy, but that doesn't change the fact that the physical copies exist--so there's clearly a market for them.

And that's the PC--which has been nearly 100% digital for nearly a decade now. That's very much not the case with consoles.
thechosenone  +   297d ago
I have a fat 75Mbps connect so it'll take me around 1hr & 30min to download also depending on how taxed Sony's servers will be around that time. I can't freaking wait! :D
XB1_PS4  +   297d ago
I have a question, why does this article list Xbox 360? This isn't available day one digital on Xbox Live.
finbars75  +   297d ago
Actually hes wrong you could predownload the game in Europe sunday and today Monday the 16th you can now predownload it North America and US.This will stop all the bogging down if everyone decides to do it this way instead of waiting until one minute after midnight.
WeAreLegion  +   298d ago
Had to delete a few things to make room, but I got it. ;)

Also, if you pre-ordered it on the PlayStation Store, any Rockstar game is 75% off. I bought Manhunt on PS2. Then...I looked at more titles. Turns out, that coupon is good for more than one! I bought LA Noire the Ultimate Edition, Max Payne 1/2, and GTA IV:Complete Edition for 75% off, each!
Sketchy_Galore  +   298d ago
I didn't preorder (I know, I know) and am not going to any midnight launches so I am gonna go on a hunt very early on Tuesday morning to see if there's a single copy left in the entire city. If not I will set up the digital version downloading and refuse to sleep until its done, no matter how long it takes. I just hope it's not like Uncharted 3 which was a pain to download even after clearing the ridiculous amount of hd space it was like four separate downloads to get the game to work.
boing1  +   298d ago
Tell me about it. U3 digital version is a pain in the ass.
2pacalypsenow  +   298d ago
i rather have a physical copy . My ps3's body is ready
Animal Mutha 76  +   298d ago
My copy's coming by post. No hassle. Call me old fashioned but sometimes the old ways are the best.

On topic: digital is fine if it's cheaper than retail and they let you pre dl the files. My understanding is that is not the case with GTA V so why bother?

You would also want a fast connection with no dl limits to get this digital.

My copy of GTA is only going to cost me £5 as I went for the GameStop trade in offer. It's a cracking deal.
nunley33  +   298d ago
you can preload GTAV on PSN,sunday for eu and monday for na.
ICANPLAYGAMES2  +   298d ago
Well if history is anything to go by, I'll take the physical copy, I like the pack-in material (in the case of R*'s games, the poster/map in particular is always useful). Can't get that with digital.
WeAreLegion  +   298d ago
You can get the map, but they haven't for some reason.

Many games come with a digital manual. I wish they would do digital maps, as well.
That would be stupid , you cant hang on the wall a digital map
wls1012  +   298d ago
just paid for my digital copy..and having some buyers remorse
KwietStorm  +   298d ago
Why?
WitWolfy  +   297d ago
He prob wants a physical copy perhaps???
bamillington  +   298d ago
Already pre downloaded. I wake up in the morning its there, kids to school the days mine. Yes
WitWolfy  +   298d ago
I'm gonna marathon this game over the weekend! Thank you Heritage day!!!
jackanderson1985  +   298d ago
anyone know if this is coming to XBL market place? tried the support but they gave a non-answer
nunley33  +   297d ago
no it isnt on xbl yet, if you want a digital version then get the PSN version and preload it so your ready at midnight to play it.
jackanderson1985  +   297d ago
naw can't go that way all my mates are on the 360 so i'll be sticking with the 360.

thanks anyways
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nunley33  +   297d ago
no problem then, get the disc like i'm doing. gtav will be on xbl as soon as ms allows it according to rockstar.
Dfooster  +   298d ago
If i downloaded this on my broadband gta 6 would be out before it finished. This is why microsofts plans were doomed. Too many people still with naff broadband speeds.
badboy776  +   298d ago
I feel sorry for the people with 4gb 360's.
iistuii  +   297d ago
£49:99 GTA 5 & NHL 14 £59:99. No disc, no box no manual no map are they taking the piss. Both these games are £37 in an online shop.
Harmonizer  +   297d ago
Physical copies for one reason only. Resale value.

I like steam and all my PC games are digital only, but with the lawsuit against Steam in Germany/EU, even digital games may be re-sold soon enough. That would remove the last incentive for physical copies unless you like collecting stuff :)
sourav93  +   297d ago
Say what you want, but physical copies have their own "charm". I have around 45 PS3 games, of which 35 are physical copies. I have the same number of PC games, but all digital. When my friends come over and see my PS3 physical game collection, they're left in awe (maybe an exaggeration). My PC games collection elicits no such reaction. So, you see my point. But of course, I love the fact that I can "carry" my PC games wherever I go with no effort, something I can't do with my PS3 games collection. So both media forms have their benefits and drawbacks.
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KwietStorm  +   297d ago
The only point I see is people have different perspectives.
BldyShdw  +   297d ago
I only buy digital when multiple people in my house want to play any given game since Sony gives you two digital copies for two different PS3s. Not sure if 360 has this feature or not, I haven't tried.
Psychotica  +   297d ago
I am buying the physical version to trade in later for the PS4 or PC version
mike32UK  +   297d ago
I don't understand why any buys digital copied from the store. It's what £50? I ordered more from amazon for £34.99 + free delivery! Seems nonsensical to me!
Nintenja  +   297d ago
I prefer digital. Disc get lost and scratched. Disc drives go out over time too. Digital is there forever.
Grave  +   297d ago
Has anyone tried to preload off of US PSN?

I'm bout to get it off there to see if I can preload it.
Grave  +   297d ago
Still no preload available on NA psn. boooo

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