Would you miss boxes?

Digital distribution is probably the future, but while the benefits are clear for both publisher and consumer alike, there’s still a reluctance to firmly embrace the download only format. Let’s explore a hypothetical situation: Say that everyone who would ever buy games has a connection to the internet and retailers found a way to not be marginalized. How would you feel about downloading your games as your only purchase option?

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Dramscus2892d ago

Not bad I'd still have a bunch of animated game tiles and such. I already enjoy browsing through my psn games. If I didn't have them already I would have bought infamous and mag and lbp from it.

Dark_Charizard2892d ago

Yes, but not as much as I miss cartridges!

Shok2892d ago

Yes, I would. I like having a physical box. I like a physical collection of things. While having a game in a file format is fine and all, I just don't get the same satisfaction unless I have the box to that game sitting on my shelf. It's weird, but it's just how it is.

DavidMacDougall2892d ago

Same, plus its like putting all your eggs in one basket, if your harddrive breaks its taking all your games with it.

branchedout2892d ago

I see what you're saying, but you can re download all those eggs.

Without a harddrive you can't play disk games either way.

Though, redownloading is indeed a pain.

Commander_TK2892d ago

You'll get used to it if u game on PC. U guys who buy on Steam know what I'm talking about.

UltimateIdiot9112892d ago

Suppose something happens to your account or you hit the "download limit". Maybe something happens to the company and the servers that host the games finally shuts down.

It's just not the same as physical disc.

DavidMacDougall2892d ago

Yeah all my steam games are on my account, what happens if theres an error with the account and i lose my games, to many things can go wrong, discs keep it nice and simple.

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AssassinHD2892d ago

I would be fine with it. People need to be adaptable to change.

Kran2892d ago

I thought the image was a white picture at first xD

Yes, I would miss boxes. I like to have a copy, just so I have a nice collection to myself. It's like a stamp or coin collection for me.

Dazel2892d ago

I like owning something I can sell later. I keep very few games and wouldn't be able to buy half as many new games without trade ins or eBay profits.

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