4 Reasons You Shouldn't Have to Pay More for Digital Games

GP Editor Marcus Estrada explains his viewpoint on why you shouldn't have to pay the same amount for digital games and physical games.

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TrendyGamers2202d ago (Edited 2202d ago )

They don't cost as much because the game box doesn't have to be made and they don't have to go through a retailer.

GamePodunk2202d ago (Edited 2202d ago )

Right, in theory you shouldn't have to pay the same price then, but unfortunately Nintendo plans to price their digital offerings at the same price as games sold in retail once they start selling games digitally day-and-date (starting with NSMB2).

Saryk2201d ago

That is only true when you guys buy them at release. If you wait for the deals, you can pick up some awesome titles for next to nothing.

ronin4life2201d ago

Nintendo will also be selling dlwd codes to retailers as if they are physical copies, and retailers can sell these codes for as much as they want.
But, as they will cost less to ship, stock and produce, they will also cost less to wholesale, allowing retailers to sell them for less than physical retail while still making a profit.
Further wiggle room created by not having to worry about the costs of backstock will also allow for sales and competitive pricing between retailers, something Iwata Fully expects to see.

Relientk772202d ago (Edited 2202d ago )

I will always choose the physical copy over digital, and every collector should. I want the game complete with game, case, instruction manual, and all.

WeskerChildReborned2202d ago

Yea true but it won't hurt to also have digital because digital copys can't get ruined while physical copys can get scratched and ruined.

_Aarix_2202d ago

I Wish a physical disc had a code to get the digital copy.

Gamer19822201d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

Yeah but if you can get the digital copy at a 1/4 of the cost would you still prefer the digital copy? As devs can in theory still charge a quarter of the cost and make the same profit and no doubt sell a hell of a lot more as its a lot lower price.

Better still you cut out borrowing/trading so extra savings!

dragonyght2202d ago

The main reason have to with their relationship with retail they would not be happy while publisher have a cheaper version available on their own service

Agent_00_Revan2202d ago

Digital copies should cost no more then 50% LESS then the physical copies. Eliminating the packaging and retailer costs, digital games should be cheap.

But as long as digital games continue to cost More then physical ones, I won't be switching over.

tweet752202d ago

i dont buy digital if retail is available. Give me 10 or 20 percent off ( what the pysical copy costs) on big titles digitally and I will buy the digital version

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