Glitched Africa writes: "We discuss digital versus physical copies of video games including the pros and cons for each option."
physical over digital any day anytime
I prefer physical but some games you just cant get any other way than digital. Horizon Chase Turbo on PS4 did manage to get a physical release in Brazil so I had to get me one of those. That game is just so much fun.
I'm digital for multiplayer and disc for single player. The reason I'm digital for multi player is so I can run the game on 2ps4s with only buying the game once.
On console it doesn't make sense to buy digital. The article mentions the fact that digital gets good deals. Yeah, but the used market negates a lot of that advantage. Trade-in and the ability to resell games is more hassle, but there is still good value there. And then there are the collectors. Those guys obviously want physical. With digital, you have a "collection" of digital licenses. Nothing collectible about that. On PC I've gotten pretty used to being all digitial over the years. And there are incredible deals available. I cannot remember the last time I paid a full $60 for a brand new AAA game. There is just so much competition in the digital marketplace between all the vendors such as humble bundle, green man, and then the key resellers g2a and such. The physical market on PC is essentially dead. And even if you do buy a physical game on PC, there is a activation key that can be used one time so resell is nothing. So no point buying physical on PC at all.
Depends on the software, really. While I prefer physical, for PSVR games I have actually come to appreciate digital because then you don't have to take off the headset to switch games. Small price to pay I know, but it's convenient.
No physical, no buy.
I prefer digital, I typically don't trade in my games. However, I do have a few physical games because there are often good deals on them. They are games that I would not buy at launch, for example I got Watch Dogs 2 for about $20. I do like being able to lend my physical games with friends but other than that and I see no benefit, for me, in physical over digital if the price is the same.
I prefer both Not everything needs to be either or
Physical for most simply because i know nothing is going to happen to them, and i can still enjoy them years down the road. I buy some game digitally, but only games that either don't have a physical option, or games that aren't very special like far cry or just cause, lots of fun but not something i care about holding on to honestly
Physical. I like to have the option to sell, trade or lend my games. They are mine after all. I traded in hundreds of pounds worth of games last year and if they were all digital, then I'd be hundreds of pounds out of pocket and stuck with a game ive finished and no longer want.
Digital and it’s not even close. Like no joke, with the amount of games I play on rotation, i can’t even begin to imagine getting up each time and swapping discs. Last physical game I bought was Killzone Shadow fall at PS4 launch. Just bought a 4TB external HDD from Best Buy for $100, best $100 I have ever spent. NEVER going back to physical. Also side note, a good perk of buying digital is it FORCES you to keep your games. Can’t count how much money I’ve lost selling or trading my physical games only to re buy it months later because I want to play it again. Feels so good wanting to play a game you forgot you owned and simply just having to re download it from your library. I know this comment may get a lot of down votes but for those that play a lot of games and still buy physical, don’t know how you guys do it lol
Digital is just not where it needs to be to be viable for the majority. The rights and regulations are too fluid, and in favor of corporation vs. consumer. Top it off with varied internet connections and speed, and you have physical media which is better. PC gamers are used to it, but they aren't given a choice, so they have to like it. That's sad.
I have a bunch of physical discs for PC, last one I bought was Wolfenstein II: The New Collusus because it was cheaper than buying it digitally.
Physical.. I like collecting things.. Games, movies and anime
I was physical only until this gen. Discs are completely useless at this point. Games are different after day 1 patches and some turn into completely different games a year later.
Physical on consoles, digital on PC. I'll still occasionally buy PC games physically if it's cheaper than digital and consoles still have some digital only games though.
Strongly prefer physical. I just don't understand why digital costs the equivalent as physical. I would think digital should be cheaper.
Physical every time. F**k digital.
Me personally digital but I don't think going with physical gaming is a problem.
I used to prefer physical but now that you have to download the game even with a physical disc, I prefer digital. I like how with digital you don't have to keep switching discs when you wanna play a new game. The only downside is that you can't sell digital games.
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