i kinda think that its stupid that the digi games are just as expensive as physical discs , sure it could money to maintain the servers and what not but it still does if no one buys it and it has to be cheaper then giving a profit to the stores and production of covers and discs.
but i rarely buy digi games at full price due to ps+ and mostly due to the fact that if i import a game with day 1 delivery its still at least 30% cheaper then going to the store or full price on psn. and sometimes i get it before release day in Europe.
the only game i can remember doing it with was ni no kuni since i wanted that game right now and there were non in the store
Most the digital games (at least in the Uk i don't know about other regions) are usually £10 or sometimes more expensive than buying a retail copy of the game some games selling at £50-£60 when the usual price at a retail is usually about £30-£40 tops depending on the game for what you would call a new full priced game. I would love to buy digitally if the prices weren't so stupidly priced.
I think I bought and downloaded Infamous 2 around the time it came out.
Sometimes you don't want to wait for Amazon to ship you one and it's evening and you don't want to go to a store because you are already in your underwear...
That's where they get you...in your underwear...
The only one I ever bought at full price ($59.99) was Saints Row IV off PSN. I couldn't wait for a price drop, and the PSN does not charge tax.. here in Canada (Ontario) tax is 13%, so I saved $7.80. That's fairly substantial, so I think I will be buying mostly digitally in the future.. I never trade in my old games anyway.. sure the box is nice to have, but not worth the extra $7.80 to me.
That depends on a lot of factors - mostly on whether or not I'm certain I'll want to keep the game forever - or at least for the life of my console. I'm giving up my rights when I buy it digitally, so the game needs to be worth that sacrifice.
Everyone talks about how digital should be cheaper than physical because of shipping costs, production costs, how much of a cut the retailer gets, but I feel like those costs are fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The reason I think digital games should be cheaper than physical games is because when I have a physical game, I can do whatever I want with it. I can keep it forever, I can give it as a gift, I can trade it or sell it to a store, sell it to a friend, or light it on fire. I feel like the right to do what I want with the item I own is what I'm paying the extra money for , and when I buy a digital game, I'm giving up all of those rights and all of those options.
*raises hand* Another UK user here, and like all the others, I don't bother with digital games over physical.
I can either buy the physical version for £35-£40 or I can get the digital PSN/XBL version for £40-£60 depending on the game. If that's how they price games now I shudder to think what would happen if consoles did go down the road of being digital only. If we went a full console generation without being fucked like that maybe I might be able to get on board with digital games. Until that time though? Fuck digital.
Out of convenience, though I am a PS+ member and a lot of the games in my library are part of IGC.
But I have bought NCAA 13, Madden 13, NCAA 14, The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite digitally at full price (I think I had a PSN Card for NCAA/Madden 13). There's a good chance I'll get GTAV digitally as well.
Filled up with flavour
In less than one calender month PSN+ has given me:
- MAFIA II
- When Vikings Attack
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Battlefield 3
- Saints Row: The Third
- PAYDAY The Heist
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- XCOM: Enemy Uknown
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- ICO HD
- Shadow of the Colossus HD
- Demon’s Souls
- LEGO The Lord of the Rings
- When Vikings Attack
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
- Unit 13
- Sine Mora
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Gravity Rush
For a total cost of:
Thank you Sony. You’ll have me as a paying member for the next decade if you keep this up.
I'll pay full price if it's an older game I can't find locally or rarely as an impulse buy. I still enjoy getting a physical box and looking at artwork and a manual if there is one. Having done most of my gaming on PC the past year though I imagine I'll start buying more games digitally at full price on PS4 as I've gotten used to the convenience.