Retail is Dead: The Sequel-Busting Truth

Downloadable games are on the rise. As seen through the success of Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), consoles are a viable medium to release digital games. No longer are developers held hostage to the disc or the franchise sequel. Digital games cost less to make, meaning the risk is much lower to launch creative new ideas.

The gaining popularity of the PS3's PlayStation Network (PSN) is also proving that downloadable games don't have to be short, arcade-y experiences. Titles like Everyday Shooter and PixelJunk Monsters offer impressive HD experiences that take advantage of the new generation of powerful gaming hardware.

And with WiiWare, Nintendo's upcoming downloadable games service for the Wii, console gamers have more reasons than ever to get interactive.

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Asurastrike3878d ago

When games come out on PSN and BD, I always go with the BD. I assume I am not the only one who prefers a physical copy of the game.

This site just wants to get hits by saying something radical. COD4 and Halo 3 both sold 10 million at retail.

iHEARTboobs3878d ago

Yeah, i'd prefer a physical copy as well but they're talking about games that are ONLY available throught PSN and XBLA.

The Closing3878d ago (Edited 3878d ago )

Wow. Talk about jumping the gun. I'll always prefer a physical copy. Plus how much cheaper are these people expecting downloadable AAA titles to be? If you factor in all the positive things that a physical copy entails the downloadable version would have to be dirt cheap to make up for it.

mrjuandrful3877d ago

To say that downloading is better that a disc is ridiculous. The only benefit is scratch resistant. Although the file can corrupt...