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It seems like nowadays everything is going digital, whether its movies, music, games, etc.. So i was wondering, do you prefer digital copies of your games or hard copies? Personally, I prefer hard copies. For me there is nothing like going to the store and buying a game then popping it in your console for the first time. I also like lining all my games up to see all the ones I have. Digital games aren't all bad, it does give you an opportunity to buy games that they may not carry in stores, one major downside though is that they can take up many GB of space on your console, where as hard copies only take up MB. Enough about my opinion, what is your take on this? Also, you can add me on Xbox live @ Mr Fimblewaters, and PSN @ MrFimblewaters.
easy,hard copies,nothen beats walking into gamestop or for me CD Game Exchange,and buying a game meeting a friendly face,heading home and poping the bad boy in and having good fun!
I prefer hard copy. Also if you are like me and buy consoles at the beginning of their life cycle, you usually get a smaller hard drive than the systems that come out several years later, which makes it so having all the games you play or want over a 5-10 year lifetime of a console all on the hard drive not possible. At least that definitely happened to me in this current gen.
I prefer hard copy because I can't get digital copies of games. My internet has a 5 GB internet cap. That's only enough for a couple indie games, so I prefer AAA games to be hard copy. I wish that more successful indie games would be given a disc version like Journey so that I could play them.
I am going to go against everyone else. I am 100% digital if possible. The only things I buy hard copies of are collectors editions and PS3 games. Collectors editions is self-explanatory, as for the PS3; I don’t know if it is PSN or what but where I get 3-9 mbs down on everything else in my house I am lucky to get 1mb down on my PS3. It just takes far too long for PS3 games to download.
Now to be fair I spend 95% of my time gaming on PC, I only buy exclusives for consoles. So that is a large reason why I am pro digital. However there has not been 1 time in the last 5 years or so where I wished I had a physical copy for my PC. I don’t trade my games in, as I prefer to hold onto my games for later play. I don’t need to have a shelf with all my games on it to show people, if I wanted to show it off I guess I would just show them my steam account. I also don’t get anything from walking into a store and having them hand me a blu-ray.
I just love the ease of digital. If I am bored and looking for something new I can jump on steam and in 3-30 min be playing a new game. Then there are the sales, the glorious sales, and those sales are directly because of digital. Being digital has removed used games so Devs are more willing to allow sales as they know they will be getting a cut of every copy sold. Places like gamestop benefit from keeping game prices higher as it gives people a greater incentive to purchase used copies which they make a MUCH higher profit off of. It is also much easier to see sales in digital markets, I have no idea if my local Best Buy or Gamestop currently have sales going on, but in 3 minutes I can check steam, gog, origin, psn, and XBL. I am not going to check my local retailers daily for sales, but I will check digital stores daily.
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I used to be all about the hard copy. But after this last generation of consoles and accumulating the amount of games I have I am done. No more hard copies of movies or games. I cut out music cd's about 10 years ago and all has been well for me since. I am a big console gamer and I can not wait to purchase my digital copy on day one for any game I am interested in. Game cases take up space and I really dislike EB Games pushing sales on me like I am a newcomer to the media. I know what I want and do not need assistance purchasing it.
Hard drive wise I will wait till the larger sizes are released into the wild and make my purchase then. A price drop will most likely be in place and the consoles will cost the same as launch with that higher mem hard drive.
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Don't matter either way to me. I have a ton of physical copy & digital copy games. The only complaints I have about digital is that the HDs available right now do not have enough space to accommodate a big game collection. Also I will miss my stack of games when everything does go digital.
My preference is hard copy too. I actually like to physically see the games that I have, and in some cases even display them.
I prefer having a hard copy.
I love Steam and how easy it is to play digital games between multiple PCs, but I have older digital copies of games where the company is no longer in business. That sucks because now that at least one of them is corrupt, I have no recourse to correct it. I'm a collector at heart though. Digital is fine on PC, but I want my hard copy on consoles. That's getting to be a problem though with so many updates on new games just to make some of them playable. Support won't always be around for those hard copies and it seems like there is an update to every game I pop in anymore.
Hard Copy, they are charging for all the packaging, might as well get your moneys worth
I enjoy the best of both worlds. While I do prefer digital over physical on some occasions, I do find that having the disc in my hand is just as good as it being digital. The only reason why I prefer digital over physical copies is because you usually get good deals on games. The only downside to owning lots of digital games is the amount of space you need in order to continue downloading digitally. I only have a 160gb PS3, 140 after all the system required stuff. It does get annoying some times, but the cloud helps alleviate some of those issues.
Unless the game is only available online, I rather own a physical copy because I can at least make some of my money back selling it. Also, there is just something about owning a box and manual that I love about physical copies.
I used to like hard copy but since switching to PS+ I've gotten a lot of games free alga king up HD space but I love the convenience of switching between games in a fly. I haven't played that way since I was a kid when I used to constantly swap Nintendo or genesis cartridges!