Do you buy Digital PS3 games at FULL PRICE!?!

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Posted by Tuxadracles (16 posts) 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Do you buy Digital PS3 games at FULL PRICE!?! (216 votes)

Yes 35%
No, I wait until there are sales! 26%
No, I have Playstation Plus!!! 45%
#51 Posted by kerse (2118 posts) -

At full price I'll buy a physical copy.

#52 Posted by Sterling (2716 posts) -

I just bought my first ever full game on PSN. At full price (new game). I feel dirty.

#53 Posted by subyman (669 posts) -

Where is the option for "No."

#54 Posted by Bribo (605 posts) -

I bought the digital version of Ni No Kuni in a moment of madness (i.e. I couldn't buy the disc version from my local game emporium at launch) and now I have this gnawing sense of panic that if Sony go out of business, and my PS3 gives up the ghost, I will never be able to play it again.

I don't care about all the digital-only games I paid full price for. I knew what I was getting into.

#55 Edited by Sammo21 (3574 posts) -

With PS+ I rarely pay full price for anything on the PSN. On top of that, Sony typically drops the prices of their digital games far sooner and far more often than Microsoft does.

#56 Edited by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Well sure, it's not like they let you haggle it down or anything.

But I generally prefer digital when I can get it because hard drive space is orders of magnitude cheaper than physical space.

#57 Posted by kkotd (319 posts) -

Rarely but I have. LoU was one that alot of people I know paid full price digitally just because of how scarce it was around here. Ni No Kuni was another one because of how few stores actually got it in (though that was $5 cheaper on PSN) and finally Sleeping Dogs, because apparently they had a big upset with the shipment getting stolen or something and basically no store within 100 miles of me got a single copy until 2 weeks after launch. Sure, alot of that could have been solved with Amazon, but I try to buy from our local game shops when I can, lest Gamestop runs them out of business. Also, bad poll is bad.

#58 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -

To quote myself:

Filled up with flavour

In less than one calender month PSN+ has given me:

PS3

  • 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
  • Catherine
  • Malicious

PS Vita

  • 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:

  • £0.00

Thank you Sony. You’ll have me as a paying member for the next decade if you keep this up.

Dude, you paid for the PS+ sub, they didn't come free.

#59 Edited by rempresent (106 posts) -

I have a wife, child and live in Iowa. It is way more convenient to purchase games digitally, especially when I have no desire to sell them off. I am also a guy that has a collection in storage just waiting for something to do, I don't necessarily want to get more Rubbermaid containers to keep adding to this collection. Since it is sitting there for a rainy day and my kids want to know why people love the Dreamcast so much (Seaman).

#60 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I don't buy almost anything full price. I have PS+ and buy plenty of games on sale through that.

#61 Posted by Fattony12000 (7583 posts) -
@greggd said:

@fattony12000 said:

To quote myself:

Filled up with flavour

In less than one calender month PSN+ has given me:

PS3

  • 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
  • Catherine
  • Malicious

PS Vita

  • 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:

  • £0.00

Thank you Sony. You’ll have me as a paying member for the next decade if you keep this up.

Dude, you paid for the PS+ sub, they didn't come free.

Well, I got 30 days free from Sony (that Instant Game Collection list above spans two rotations, thus there are more games on there than if I had timed it less awesomely). So, no, I did not pay anything for them.

I know that I do have to pay for PS+ in the future, so I did. And 11p per day for the next 90 days seemed pretty fair in return for all of this (and another three rotations of free games):

#62 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3828 posts) -

Yeah if I don't have time to pick up a game at the store I'll go ahead and grab it if its available. I installed a 1 tb harddrive into that thing so I'm good in terms of space. I think the only time I went hey I could download this now or wait a few days and go to the store and buy it was when "Ni No Kuni." I just remember that game being large in download size and in updates.

#63 Edited by GreggD (4515 posts) -

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

#64 Posted by StrainedEyes (1335 posts) -

@greggd said:

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

You pay for PS+, a service which gives you access to free games every month along with PSN discounts and other benefits. You aren't paying for the games, you're paying for the service. People who feel the need to say "well, you see, it's not really free" are a pet peeve of mine.

#65 Posted by Angouri (233 posts) -

No tax on digital games is kinda nice. softens the blow of buying new games ($60 vs $67 in CA...). Also, PSN deals are nice (e.g. Rayman Legends for $36 for Vita).

#66 Edited by GreggD (4515 posts) -

@greggd said:

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

You pay for PS+, a service which gives you access to free games every month along with PSN discounts and other benefits. You aren't paying for the games, you're paying for the service. People who feel the need to say "well, you see, it's not really free" are a pet peeve of mine.

You still have to pay to access the "free" games. So no, they're not free.

#67 Posted by Fattony12000 (7583 posts) -
@greggd said:

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

Well, I did not pay anything to get and play those games, so I did get them for free. I had to pay to continue to be able to play and get more of those games. Those are two separate things.

@greggd said:

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

You pay for PS+, a service which gives you access to free games every month along with PSN discounts and other benefits. You aren't paying for the games, you're paying for the service. People who feel the need to say "well, you see, it's not really free" are a pet peeve of mine.

Well, I did not pay anything to get and play those games, so I did get them for free. I had to pay to continue to be able to play and get more of those games. Those are two separate things.

@greggd said:

@strainedeyes said:

@greggd said:

@fattony12000: I'm not saying it's a bad deal, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people say they're getting the games for free, even though you have to pay for PS+ to get them and maintain your ability to play them.

You pay for PS+, a service which gives you access to free games every month along with PSN discounts and other benefits. You aren't paying for the games, you're paying for the service. People who feel the need to say "well, you see, it's not really free" are a pet peeve of mine.

You still have to pay to access the "free" games. So no, they're not free.

Well, I did not pay anything to get and play those games, so I did get them for free. I had to pay to continue to be able to play and get more of those games. Those are two separate things.

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#68 Posted by geirr (2716 posts) -

No because with the ever-ongoing attempt at getting twice the cash for games in certain parts of Europe, they are often a lot cheaper at the good ol' fashioned retailers while the digital store pricing seems clueless and stuck in the magical land of Five-years-ago.

Also I've got PS+ because that thing is pretty sweet even though it rarely helps when it comes to new games.

#69 Posted by Zaccheus (1806 posts) -

I think it's really crazy that the games in the PSN store are 59,95€ and some are even 69,95€! What the fuck? Why would you ever do that when you can get a physical copy for 60€ and get the ability to sell and loan it. I really hope the next-gen will see much more aggressive digital pricing. All new games at 50€ and some could go to 45€ PC pricing basically.

It's totally nuts that PS+ exist in the same ecosystem as 69,95€ Battlefield 4. That's a publisher thing, but Sony still asks 59,95€ for Last of Us. That game is amazing and is definitely worth it, but I don't see any reason to buy digital instead of physical with those prices. You can't even say it's fast or convenient since it's much faster to go to a store and buy the game than download 26GB off of PSN.

#70 Edited by DallasTheGamer (154 posts) -

I don't buy full digital games that much. I like having physical copies. But when I actually do buy digitally, I wait for a sale... if it's a great game and digital only, then it's a different story.

#71 Edited by RavenousJoker (50 posts) -

I do not buy any digital games.

#72 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

I rarely ever buy digital games, I prefer to own physical copies of games. Another thing I hate is the amount of hard drive they take up.

#73 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

Hell no, I wait until that shit hits PS Plus.

#74 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

nope, the consoles don't get how to digital yet.

#75 Posted by TobbRobb (4853 posts) -

Playstation Plus dawg.

#76 Posted by ghostyTrickster (342 posts) -

The only digital PS3 game I've purchased was P4A when it was on sale for like 20 bucks or something. Other than that, I always prefer a physical copy unless I am getting Steam level prices, or it is a free PS+ game.

#77 Edited by fisk0 (4522 posts) -

I bought two Atelier games for my Vita at full price, but that's about it, other than that I've waited for PS+ discounts.

#78 Edited by MormonWarrior (2669 posts) -

I only did it once, I have PS Plus and I got Puppeteer for cheaper. It still sucks, unfortunately, but at least it wasn't $40.

#79 Edited by phantomzxro (1583 posts) -

No i have PlayStation plus was my answer but more so i buy on disc 95% percent of the time if i have a choice. I will say i did buy battlefield 4 to take advantage of the spend 50 get 10 back deal which will work out well when its time to upgrade for ten bucks.

#81 Posted by briangodsoe (484 posts) -

I have way too many fucking free PS+ games to wrap up to even think about actually buying a game, let alone at full price.

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