The Endless Debate: Digital Downloads Vs Physical Games

MONG writes: "The dreaded debate: physical games vs. digital games. Brought on by a simple chat about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, two members of the MONG team are about to duke it out. In one corner, Harry, supporting the physical copies. In the other, Mike, the champion of digital copies. Who will win? Let’s see their thoughts below:"

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crusf1509d ago

Do we really need a fanboy war for this? I mean really it's only a matter of personal preference and taste. You get the game in the end anyway no matter what method you choose.

FarEastOrient1509d ago

It's a preferred taste. For example the majority of my purchases are physical. When the servers are turned off I still have access to my games.

iSuperSaiyanGod1509d ago

Right . I see no reason to buy digital . I love my hard copy's

BitbyDeath1509d ago

'When the servers are turned off I still have access to my games.'

Digital doesn't mean always online FYI.
Both retain access to SP when servers are turned off.

XBLSkull1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

Microsoft had it right. Give the benefits of digital while being able to buy an install disc in the store. Instead now the game has to install and take up a bunch of hard drive space and I still have to put the stupid disc in when I want to swap games.

FarEastOrient1509d ago


I'm talking about the digital stores, there are games bring turned off all the time.

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Massacred1509d ago

We've had this debate since the early 2000's, I don't see them going anyway anytime soon, mostly because of things like Christmas, Birthdays, collectors, and many people not being able to consistently rely on internet.

More likely they will go the way of DVD's where they have not disappeared, because there is still a large market, but not being nearly as big as before.

Myself, I still prefer physical games. You actually have more rights, I like to lend/swap with friends and I find this very appealing to look at.

Moe-Gunz1509d ago

If digital games were cheaper than physical copies I would go that route a bit more.

Beatmaker1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

Well they are actually, tax free

DragoonsScaleLegends1509d ago

I like digital downloads because of how easy and quick it is to just start gaming but I prefer physical discs for my game collection. Cases are awesome and definitely for those retro NES/SNES collections.