Call of Duty: Ghosts' week-one boxed PC sales in the UK equated to less than one per cent of its overall sales across all formats, PCR reports.
i honestly didn't even think they did boxed PC sales anymore... don't think i've seen a boxed PC game in at least 3 years here in ireland
They have plenty in Gamestop, usually, and they're usually dirt cheap too. You'll often see new releases for €30-€45.
Dude PC games are always cheaper than console games. Here in Uk a console game brand new is £40 and the PC version would be £25-£30.
Not necessarily. New releases on Steam can often fetch €50-€60, equivalent to the console pricing (somewhat outrageous, considering that there's no distribution chain, physical media/packaging costs or retailer cuts to consider). Buying the disc from a bricks and mortar outlet can save you €10-€20 on launch days, and the games usually are tied to your Steam account anyway.
@Spinal, unless it's an Activision game. They have a habit of charging the same as console games even though they're not having to pay £10 to the platform holder like they do on consoles. Not completely fair on Activision with that statement as I've seen a few other games retail for the same price as a console game by other publishers. edit: @LightofDarkness, Yeh it's not good as they should be cheaper than boxed copies but unfortunately retailers like Game get their knickers in a twist and complain about it cheaper digital copies taking their business. Bit of a worrying trend TBH.
No surprise here. I'm not a fan of digital only, however, I haven't bought a physical disc for a pc game in years. And my most recent purchase of COD ghost was from PSN.
Up here in Northern Ireland they still selling boxed but they reserve the smallest sections off Games store for the PC in all off the retailers up here. People have big HDs and there's less and less need for the boxed sales. Though i do like my collections.
this is just for flaming and hits. anyone that plays on PC download all the games from steam. noone buys a disk anymore. only time you use a disk is if you have your OS on a disk (usb is better) or a Motherboard driver.
I always buy disc games for PC I just really pisses me off when you get HDD failure and have to 're download everything. Also I can lend games to mates easier don't need to give them an account to download a game from it etc
I honestly never buy disc-based PC games. The only one in the last year was Cryostasis and that was because it was pulled from digital distribution and I had to find a copy online. Don't most major releases tie themselves to one online store, whether it be Steam, Origin or Uplay, to name a few, anyway? I would think that would be a one time activation thing.
I prefer disc too as it tends to be quite a bit cheaper and I can install a lot quicker than I can download. Plus if it has steamworks then it's even better.
How do you let othere borrow it? I have not seen a non code activated pc game release in forever.
I only got one Steam game on disk because in case my account ever gets hacked I can show the Steam Key as proof that its my account.
hmmm most games today are steamworks, origin or uplay games. all your games are there. if you have fast enough internet it can be faster than finding your disk and putting it in and waiting for it to install. less CPU intensive aswell. and when do you ever get a HDD failure? do you have a laptop that you move while being used? been having my SSD's for over a year now and no problems what so ever. only disks dieing are the once that i run Torrent applications and other sharing programs and media servers from. as for steam hacking. you can always just set up Steam Guard that will mail you when you connect to a new PC. its hackproof, unless you have gotten your mail hacked aswell. if thats the case you really should get a better antivirus and reinstall your OS.
I mean that I bought a Steam works game at retail in case my account ever gets hacked so I have the Steam key that comes with the game so I can use that key as proof thats its my account since every key is tied to you account. I never take chances
What's the point of getting the disk when it's tied to your steam account anyway? Also noticed football manager outsold it...
Some people buy discs to save bandwidth...but that's about it, lol. Most games still end up needing Steam for DRM.
I get the disk as like NarooN said it saves bandwidth but it is also much quicker to install off disc than to download 10GB+ of data. Also, I can usually find discs at a lower price compared to digital copies which is a big plus for me.
Digital sales. That or PC gamers just know better not to buy trash. :p
Both reasons apply lol.
Once you go digital, you don't go back.
Option to pre-load ahead of launch, yeah I'll take that over buying a phsyical copy any day.
Last game I bought on disc was Galactic Civilizations 2 three years ago only because it was much cheaper than the download versions. PC is primarily digital now as everyone knows.
Nothing beats Steam sales. From a cost point steam just obliterates PSN and Live.
Just wait for the November Steam marathon sale. Its coming soon. :) Its the reason I own over 100 games on Steam.
Bearing in mind its a 50Gb download? In general I think they mean that overall it sold poorly on PC. It's a console game for goodness sake
can't remember when is the last time I got a physical copy for pc
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