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DedValve Jan 31, 12
I thought this was already confirmed for a while now? Either way this is how it should be currently on PSN/Xbox360.

$30 for a digital game I can get NEW at gamestop for $20 even though its a physical copy? No way man.
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Lorenzo101 Jan 31, 12
quote Ded Valve
I thought this was already confirmed for a while now? Either way this is how it should be currently on PSN/Xbox360.

$30 for a digital game I can get NEW at gamestop for $20 even though its a physical copy? No way man.
So true!
Sorry about the thumbs down /:, I was gonna give you a thumbs up but since I'm on my iPod I accidentally pressed thumbs down. Sorry :/
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nnnddd101010 Jan 31, 12
I agree with Ded Valve, but this is so obviously just a way to get people to buy more memory cards.
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Tommy Vercetti Jan 31, 12
quote Ded Valve
I thought this was already confirmed for a while now? Either way this is how it should be currently on PSN/Xbox360.

$30 for a digital game I can get NEW at gamestop for $20 even though its a physical copy? No way man.
Buy games at Gamestop without the original box. They wanted to charge me 5 bucks more for MW3 with the game's actual box art.
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Boreas Jan 31, 12
quote nnnddd101010
I agree with Ded Valve, but this is so obviously just a way to get people to buy more memory cards.
I was thinking that too. If they had made the memory cards cheaper I might have bought this. Then I saw the prices and went T_T
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THM Jan 31, 12
Well, I'd give the price of digital Vita games on PSN the benefit of the doubt...In fact, some of the PS3 games on PSN are more expensive than physical copies particularly in retail sales times. No need to mention the solid fact that pre-owned (second hand) games are almost always cheaper than so-called cheap digital games for consoles!

Anyway, if it's true, the only problem is the price of proprietary Vita memory cards. I'd consider using only 4GB because the only physical games I want thus far are 1) Uncharted: Golden Abyss and 2) Ridge Racer; 4GB will be enough for mandatory game saves/optional data saves, at least, a year or so considering that I don't put too many Mp3 songs and girls photos in it

The main problem is that the more you buy/download digital Vita games, the bigger the size of a Vita memory card you'll need to play; Of course, some digital games may be cheaper in the coming months or years but the Vita memory cards will definitely not be cheap to some periods of time!

Overall, We'll have to wait and see how Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporation can bring about the so-called digital software revolutions ( or perhaps cloud gamings) to its Vita handheld console in the next few weeks time
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Shadow of Death Feb 1, 12
10% isn't much of an incentive. Woohoo, you saved enough money to get a cup of Starbucks coffee or something >_> Along with it is having enough memory to actually store the games. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the games ended up being 3GB or more (Not sure how big the capacities for the games will be, but considering the PSP had something like 1.7GB via UMDs, doubling that at least for the PSV seems very likely)...

So yeah, 10% less isn't much of an incentive at all...Will probably cost more in the long (or even short) run TBH.

Call me when it's 25% or more.

If, on the other hand, Sony starts having more sales, encompassing a variety of the games from various developers (A-la PC Digital sales model Steam and the like employ), it will be a far more attractive prospect for me.
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