New shipping emails are causing some ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ fans to confirm release details with Best Buy.
Go digital & no worries.
I second this, I'll have my copy immediately
Yep, my copy is downloading as we speak. No question digital is the only way to go. Enjoy your time looking for a copy of the game kids, while it’s right in front of you. Actually I take that back, it’s not kids looking for physical copies because they know the glories of digital, it’s the people who gamed with cartridges that are resistant to change.
@Skull521, No its the kids they want to be able to borrow and let others borrow their games. Im 43 and and have gone 90% digital for my games since the X1 arrived.
Well I went physical through best buy as I still have the gamer's club discount for another year. 20% discount was hard to pass up. Plus I set up my purchase for in-store pickup so luckily no issues expected. I think the email to users was a mistake on BB's part.
Ill probably have my physical copy a day before the official release as usual.
I’ll earn $10 off anything in the store by buying this physical. I’m not resistant to a good deal. Probably gonna be 150GB+ one day, once all the forced DLCs and MP patches are done. Digitally, this game’s a pain in the arse. We have too many games installed as is to keep elephants in the room. I’ll be done and deleting by the end of Dec.
and no ownership, hooray!
Ya right... Keep spreading the BS
Never once have I felt an ounce of consequence for my digital library.....just sayin
@arkard Oh go cry somewhere else....oh and also go play RDR2 later than everyone else lol.
I'm getting disc version too. But it's worth pointing out that with digital youve not got a disc to keep safe. Their homes could burn to the ground but theyd still be able to download their games in the future. Try throwing your RDR2 disc out and asking Sony for a replacement. 🤣😂
I have stuff I purchases digitally in 2007 still in my library. Try keeping a disc safe that long, it takes at least some effort, VS none.
Also no risk of damage with digital
Youre right buying digital means that if online services were off you’re shit out of luck cause your games will be locked from access
You do realise you have no ownership over the data on the physical disc? Take your time and go read the EULA if you don't believe me.
Not correct. A good example would be P.T., even after they removed it from PSN you could still play it if you had the game downloaded. That tells me that if PSN were to shut down, I would still keep my downloaded games.
Why does the pro digitil group always push digital only on everyone? o.o I'm fine with both, but prefer physical cuz I enjoy actually owning a physical copy to put on a shelf. Their pro digital arguments make no sense usually. They insult those that like physical, post long rambling rants why it's the future, or just give some nonsensical reason why its the bestest everzors. Oh wait, I just figured out who they are and why they do it, since that description fits.... another group lol
all the games I bought physical would have made no difference if i bought them digital besides the discounts that are now now more. So since everything is $60 everywhere I might as well get it as soon as it hits 12AM and have it predownloaded.
you're paying for the same license whether you buy digital or physical, so there's no difference in the ownership. @rebeljoe: no. not true at all.
@ziggurcat the difference is the ability to resell. Cant believe publishers got you all believing that there is no difference in physical/digital. No wonder micro-transactions and dlc are here to stay, bunch of gullible people that eat up whatever publishers tell them to.
@arkard: I was speaking more to the ownership rights with regards to the game's license as opposed to one's ability to trade in/resell the physical copy - you presented the argument that you didn't own a digital copy when, in fact, there's no difference in the ownership of the license whatsoever between the two version. Being able to trade/resell the physical copy is just one advantage physical has over digital, but that doesn't mean you own the game more, you just have the freedom to recoup some of the money you spent.
You can’t sell it back if you don’t like it though.
Maybe you should get game fly if you have that kind of mentality.
With Rockstar's record, you really think you won't like the game and return it in a week or two? The online part will just be coming out.
I even keep my shitty games, so don't care about resale either.
You can sell it even if you like it. Not everyone keeps their games, nor plays them for hundreds of hours over multiple years. Most people don't even finish a game. Eventually, for most gamers, they're going to move on from the game, and many of them will sell their game.
sell it for 15 dollars yea a ripoff. you should rent it not buy it
15$? maybe a crappy game, or something that has been out forever. I 100% Spiderman about 2 - maybe 3 weeks after it was out. Sold the game for 50$. I paid 52$ thanks to 20% Best Buy discount. So I paid 2$ to "rent" the game for 3 weeks. Show me the same deal in digital......ill wait.
It is a benifit for sure but physical for me still.
When PSN was down a few days ago literally the entire digital library on my PS4 was locked and unplayable because it needed online verification to allow me “PERMISSION” to play my own f&cking games. That’s why you buy physical
That only happens when you game share because your profile is primary on your friends console and they are primary on yours. If your console was your primary it wouldn't matter if you had an online connection, you would still be able to play your games.
Don't have to wait for the disc to install either.
Takes 30 seconds to install enough data to start playing, non issue
Like a few minutes vs hours or in my case all day to download a game. People need to understand there is a vast amount of people in rural locations with limited internet options. I only have satellite or LTE option and you don’t want to know how much I spend on unlimited mobile data connection.
@Matrixx That's what preloading is for. If you buy it after release and you have slow internet, then yea. But that doesn't apply to me.
Installing off disc is faster than downloading and then installing off the internet. Plus for digital you need to have an additional half of the total file size reserved on PS4. My HDD space isn’t infinite.
Why do you think they're having "delays"
Thats not good. Hope it's not true.
They have already sent emails saying the delay emails were a mistake
Sweet I’m on my way to pre order at bby. I’m glad it was a mistake.
Same thing happened to me with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I was just about to leave to pick up the game ar BB when I checked my e-mail and seen that it will be delayed.
Gamers Club makes RD2 cheaper at Best Buy, digital would be 60 plus tax
Plus tax? I paid $59.99 on the Xbox marketplace.
I miss that, Massachusetts used to have no tax with online purchases but that's changed :(
I paid 52.47
Live in California where i get taxed for even breathing and no tax for me on PSN or XBL
hey bruh, at least u get them gnarly waves
That would make sense if gamer's club unlocked still existed.
It does until everyones existing accounts expire. I have until june 2019.
That sucks for people who preordered through Best Buy but I am sure you can get it somewhere else and cancel .
My internet is so slow that a big 80G download can take a week of farts and starts. Even if the hardcopy is late a few days, its still a better deal.
You do realize you will have to download a day 1 patch to play the game?
For games like RDR2 you will be playing for months if not longer Digital is way better dont feel like fishing thru hundreds of games to find the disc every time I want to play it.
Whoa, I’m not playing RDR2 for months or longer! It’s just a game and there’s always another. I still have to beat Yakuza Kiwami 2, DQ11, NNK2, Spider-Man’s DLC, Hitman season 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, AC Odyssey, maybe a new console if there’s a Black Friday sale. New Warframe open world map in Nov. Time and tide wait for no man.
Are these invasive ads really back again?
Lol to the digital fanbase, enjoy your games being able to be shut down at the click of a button, and youd wanna have internet 24/7, i mean hey, they have taken games of the store before and have banned players from playing certain digital games, which you could otherwise not be affected by, owning a physical copy.
Digital and game share is a great way to share with friends..
lol. there are really still people out there who liketo carry a physical unit home where it collects dust and takes up space? wow.
"lol. there are really still people out there who like to carry a physical console home where it collects dust and takes up space? wow." You after 10 years when streaming becomes the thing.
It's kind of funny how your incredulous sarcasm, as if you think these kinds of people are rare, really only makes you seem ignorant, instead of someone realizing something amazing.
this happens every year with best buy i dont know why anyone buys anything from the gigantic ripoff specialists at best buy
Going digital on this 1) I had it pre-ordered on Amazon but they aren't offering the $10 bonus credit (Bums) 2)Two discs sounds like a pain, it's not confirmed yet 3) I hate switching discs in my PS4. When I have a digital game I tend to play it more cause I can switch to it and load it up, where as physical the game in the drive gets the most play, Right now that is happening with Destiny 2 and AC: Odssessy. Since I put AC in I haven't touched Destiny, but if it was digitial i'd do some PVP for 20-30 mins but switching the disc to do that is annoying so I haven't bothered. With RDR2 digital i'll be able to switch between both
Technically everything is full digital, even when buying a disc just like PC. The disc is just an open ended license. Eventually they will attach the license to the players account and it will be a collectible coaster. Buy game in store, install game, either keep disc or throw it away.
If you buy games digitally you're not a real gamer
Logic is a funny thing huh
stop giving the retailers your money, buy directly from your consoles store!
And give the console store a 20% cut? I guess the dev makes a few extra bucks per copy though, so that's cool. I mean, tens of thousands of people are employed in video game retail. There are a lot of people who own stores where its their livelihood to support their families. But a few dollars to the dev, and 20% to the console maker, which has practically no overhead to run their storefront, are much more deserving.
and give the retail a cut? I mean I guess tens of thousands of people who work for gaming companies and the developers put their hard work in it and livelihood to support their families.
Except those dev companies are still getting their money. Most of that money goes to the publisher, not the dev, and the devs at those dev houses have already been paid to do the work. There are bonuses, but I don't think those bonuses are worth putthing tens of thousands of people out of work. If you're going to try and turn my argument around on me, at least use proper equivalencies. There aren't tens of thousands of people maintaining the console's storefronts. I'd say maybe 10 people can handle it, if that. Maybe 10 for design and programming, but they're likely part of the larger PSN network design. Probably have some contracted graphics artists, but overall, nowhere near the same requirements in terms of staff. Either way, why are the console makers more deserving of a 20% cut, when they don't do anywhere near as much as a retail storefront has to do. A retail store gets about a 25% profit margin. That is a pathetic profit margin for a brick and mortar store, which is why places like GameStop have pushed used games more, because 25% isn't enough to actually cover their costs. So...I guess my question is...why are the console makers more deserving of a cut than retail...and what has retail really done to deserve the disdain that some people have for it? Sure, people have problems with GameStop, and I guess Game in the UK, but is that really indicative of the entire retail market? Are people's problems with those companies something they often get upset about for no reason because they can't realize that they have the right to say no, and that the minimum wage employee asking if you want all those extras is just doing their job like the cashier at McDonalds asking if you want fries with your Big Mac does....where people can readily say no and not fly off the handle on web forums for years? Why should we stop giving our money to retail? I really have no problem with retail, and have even gone back to it more since Amazon stopped it's pre-order discounts for prime. If retail provides me what I need, I don't see any problem supporting it.
Microsoft was right.... Digital