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Do Gamers prefer downloads to Boxed Games?

Gamersloot.net is a company that has gone digital, instead of sending out the box, they only send out the CD Key. They fill a niche that many mainstream publishers are beginning to notice. As broadband connections become the norm, digital downloads are picking up in popularity.

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PoSTedUP3313d ago

i prefer a bluray collection, i bought burnout, warhawk and socom on bluray, GT5p i bought download because i didnt want gt5p in my collection along with GT5 when it comes out, and i dont sell my games.

download is in fact more convenient though.

drdistracto7073313d ago

I agree, downloads are easy, but I like to have the bluray, its reliable and gives me a sort of sense of pride to own the disc and put into the ps3, to here the click and the sudden spin of the disc, its somehow very rewarding (especially if you buy the game yourself)

thebudgetgamer3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

besides you cant take a downloaded game over to a friends house to play r2

:)

SaiyanFury3312d ago (Edited 3312d ago )

Unless a game is released only through the PS Store, I buy it in disc form. Have been since I was buying Sega CD games back in the early 90s. I'd rather own a physical copy than download a software version considering my $hitty internet connection speed. I have 1.5mbps and it takes me like 4 hours to download a GB. I'd rather substitute that with an actual disc where I'm not locked into a long download cycle. Digital downloads are the future perhaps, but people are accustomed to buying a disc in a case and like the feeling of owning that copy. I do believe that this will be the case for a long time to come. It's what people know, and has been the case since the 80s when people bought VHS movies. The same 30 year old mentality is already embedded in the average consumer and will no doubt prevail onto other disc or physical-based formats.

uie4rhig3312d ago

demos = downloads
full games = hard copy

nuf said

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TheColbertinator3313d ago

I only like small downloaded games but I like to stack my tower of 360/PS3/Wii games.It looks really cool

yoghurt3313d ago

boxed version all the way. Its nice to have something physical for your money. I appreciate downloads for what they are, and use them occasionally but I'm not up for downloading a movie/game that I really want - rather have the disc thanks

PirateThom3313d ago

I always buy boxed when given the choice on the PS Store, but for small games, downloads are pretty awesome.

micro_invader3312d ago (Edited 3312d ago )

Yeah, I agree. I like building up a library of games that I own physically on a disc. Also, I don't mind buying small games like PJ Eden, Wipeout etc from the store.

Oh, and I forgot to mention manuals and cover art, I like those as well.

EyeShield 213312d ago

Boxed games for the win. You feel good when you actually have an game booklet to watch from time to time.

Im off to another thread with my MAX SPEED!!!

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