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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!

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orangechicken671042d ago

good thing it'll be downloading for me when im in class midnigt to morning

badboy7761042d ago

I chose Physical because this may actually be our last physical Copy of a GTA Series.

KwietStorm1042d ago

So you don't think a new one will be out before next next generation? Because the next consoles still have discs..

Xof1042d 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.

thechosenone1042d 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_PS41041d ago

I have a question, why does this article list Xbox 360? This isn't available day one digital on Xbox Live.

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finbars751041d 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.

WeAreLegion1042d 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_Galore1042d 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.

boing11042d ago

Tell me about it. U3 digital version is a pain in the ass.

2pacalypsenow1042d ago

i rather have a physical copy . My ps3's body is ready

Animal Mutha 761042d 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.

nunley331042d ago

you can preload GTAV on PSN,sunday for eu and monday for na.

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