The savings passed from bypassing packaging, printing and transport should pass on to us. Games are overpriced – but as Valve has proven, they don’t have to be.
They are right digital versions and the retail versions should not have the same price. - Non related - Back in June if with the DRM on Xone we could have cheaper digital games It would be very good for the consumers and the video game studios. But no we still had to play the same price.
I would love for Sony to do a version of the Steam Sale for the PS4 and the PS3. They have Summer Sales right now and that's okay, but Steam Sales are so ridiculously good that they still have some ways to go before they reach that. It was also be nice to see them adjust the price on Digital Content similar to what Steam does. The problem is that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are on closed platforms so they really don't have to compete with an outside source. This is really one of the main reasons that Steam Deals occur. Yes, they compete with each other but even that is relatively not the same thing. Because the developers can adjust the prices however they like now, maybe we will see a fluctuation in prices for digital content when the Steam Sales happens, but that is wishful thinking. Still it would be nice.
Get over it. MS was not going to give you Steam like prices.
Did you see the sales MS gave during the summer? It has great deals.
Boy some part of me feel like you should have left non related part out. You're kicking the hornet's nest.
The only reason I like the all digital on steam is because the games are so damn cheap I have never payed more than $10 for a game
Steam has totally converted me to only digital. I sold all my boxed games. Now I just want my games in digital form. I realized I'm not a collector of physical items. I prefer my games on a screen on a list. It's more convenient. I can't imagine anymore getting up, opening a CD tray and placing the game on the tray and closing the tray. That seems so quaint now to me.
I probably would go the same route. I'm just curious about games getting removed from steam, psn or whatever. Because of license issues, etc. How do you get your games then? Or do you always keep them on the harddrive forever and have a backup as well? :3
The games will always exist on your account. You can remove games once you beat them if you like, but you'll always own them and you can install them again. As long as your account with Steam exist the games stay with you. I have a 2TB HDD and 107 Steam games so far. As a result I have about 1TB left on my HDD. I'm fine with that for now. Besides the future of storing our digital games looks like it's gonna be on the cloud.
@Orionsaint I have read that games have been removed from steam because of license issues. If I don't have the game installed on my PC then I won't be able to grab them anymore. This is my only concern with digital media. If you own a copy of the game physically, you only need to worry if the discs breaks. But when you rely to much on a service to always have a backup of your game I guess you might loose at some point. I have Steam and PSN. I have 2x1TB HDD drives for PSN already and 1x3TB HDD for Steam games which is almost at the limit... ^^
Steam likes prices and sales on psn would be like an overkill of value haha.
It will never happen for either PSN or Live. I honestly can't see Sony or MS discounting anything by 75%, it hasn't happened yet.
For ps+ the discounts do get to 75% occasionally, though typically it tops out around 50%.
Steam is calculating the discount from the original price, correct? Next week on PSN sale Dead or Alive 5 Plus $39.99 -> $19.99 -> $10.00(PS+) That's almost 75% if I am not mistaken ^^ And that's not the only game ^^
You are correct, I forgot that psn takes their discount off the current price, not the original retail price.
i hope there will be comparable prices with the PS+ discounts in the future.
PSN digital prices are insane in the UK store for digital versions of retail games. Ranging from £49.99 to £63.99 for upcoming releases. I could careless who sets these prices, but there needs to be some kind of standard, not random prices thrown around. Although it was very to see the Last of Us as a £39.99 digital download instead of the stated prices mentioned earlier. Retail titles usually never sell for more than £39.99 for standard versions, even though the RRP is higher. It would be nice to go fully digital but console digital prices are not doing any favours for themselves. Steam is digital gaming done right, and that should be the target to aim for. Until then if I have the choice of retail vs digital on consoles I will mostly always choose retail copies until they get their pricing structures right.
If Sony and Microsoft provide less price than retail for Digital downloads then mostly everybody will go digital but Retail sellers will lose a lot, so this is not going to happen. PC has never had any market share in retail so its ok for PC to give that huge discounts but it cannot happen to Console which is dedicated industry of gaming providing jobs for so many people unlike PC which is not meant only for gaming. However, sony is still doing great job with their PS+ and many other sales giving a discount upto 75%.
No other console beats PlayStations sales. So why does it need to be cheaper? 50-75% off not enough..?
No...I want 110% Off!!! That's right, I want free plus want them to pay ME to play!!!/s I know, a little overboard. Really, I just want enough "bang for the buck". That would convince me to go all digital. Right now, there are just too many deals to be had at retail as they compete for our dollar. Competition is what will drive the digital sales down, much like it has on Steam.
I think this generation I will be buying digitally mainly. Especially as I have a Vita, and this remote play sounds promising. If I bought the physical copy I'd only be able to play the game that is currently in the disc drive. Digital copies give me much more flexibility.
Not gonna happen, not as long as they're still shipping massive amounts of both hardware and software to retailers. Don't know why people keep bringing this up.
And certainly not for as long as the home console market remains an oligopoly.
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