EA has noticed how quick people have taken to the full game download avenue of software acquisition and they believe that console trend will only continue.
Physical copies of games tend to have better and more deals than physical copies of games on consoles. Digital copies of games on consoles needs to get better in terms of deals and even pricing if we do go all digital in the future, especially since you don't have to pay retailer fees, distribution fees, packaging and manufacturing fees, etc, like you do with physical copies of games. I hope we don't go all digital anytime soon though. Publishers and developers will have even more control over the content that we buy if everything is digital. It just opens up more doors for publishers and developers to screw us (as if they aren't doing it enough already).
Yup.and this is EA we're talking about. They would love it. Less overhead and more profit. They will have less trade ins for more profit. More micro transactions,dlc,season passes and EA access for more profit.no refunds. High prices for more profit.we've seen what happens when someone challenges them to lower their prices through competition(nfl2k). Expect to be gouged. Yup.an EA future with digital is like them having Marty's sports almanac from the future.maybe they'll build a casino.
I don't disagree with you, merely that EA isn't the only one doing this. You better worry about all major publishers seeking this. Activision rarely even lowers the price of their digital titles. COD Ghost is still full price on steam lol http://store.steampowered.c... This is far from isolated with EA. Vote with your wallets people, keep on with buying physical games! At least split it, buy digital on certain titles, but buy physical to at least offset that. Digital is only good because physical exist to keep it in line. With just digital, you won't be seeing much price drops.
Definitely getting a 2TB HardDrive this black friday. The installs alone are killing me, and I only have a handful of digital games.
"Digital copies of games on consoles needs to get better in terms of deals and even pricing (...)" It is ok to hope for it, but the mere headline of this projection already shows that "we" collectively are clearly saying that they don't need to make it better, we will pay whatever they want however they want.
And I'll keep buying physical copies
lol they just want to control the servers so they can force you to upgrade yearly.
Guess they're counting access, I like my physical copies!
An all digital future for console will be weird. Unlike PC, consoles are not open. You won't have the situation where places like Steam,GoG, Green Man, and Gamersgate are all fighting for your dollar - competition. It's still a closed platform where the console manufacturer, publishers, and developers all decide, themselves, what should be on offer, and at what price. And it's all there to benefit them in some capacity. Let's be honest here though .. In a world where we are arguing how realistic it is that consoles will go the fully streaming route, we aren't far behind a purely digital future.
Not for me! All my games are physical copies thank you very much.
Since my Steam account got hacked and I could not play my games for weeks there is no way I would ever go full digital. Tbh I try to avoid it whenever possible.
Most of my game purchases are digital now. There was a time the physical copies came with manuals which made them worth collecting. Now the only reason to get disc is the are often cheaper than digital. So now the only disc based games I buy are single player games I may only play through once. For multiplayer or games that will get a lot of use like fallout 4 I get digital.
Fallout came with a cool perk poster though!
Makes a change. Bought tomb raider on disc and apart from disc it was empty. A poster is good. Still wish they came with manuals through. Always used to like reading them when getting new games.
Being cheaper isn't the ONLY reason to keep buying physical copies. How about when the servers close down for certain consoles ? Those games will be gone forever, unless you back them up on a HDD, and if your HDD dies, you are screwed.
LOL! The reason digital sales have increased is because people like me are sharing game profiles with friends. Getting new games at half price is always a deal. Even if you are not able to trade them in. The minute that they decide to stop profile sharing on consoles, you will see sales take a dive.
And the reason PC game sales are up is because of piracy. There's literally nothing there to support your claims. People like the sound of their own voice or, in this case, the sound of their fingers clacking at keys.
Yeah just means if your internet goes down or xbox live goes down then you can't play your own games because someone else has their console set as your home console. So there is a downside to the home sharing feature.
Ya know why? because they force people to install the entire disc either way! Thats a BS move by the industry.. Nintendo doesnt do that crap.. Yet anyway
What full game!? When ever EA published full games?
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