Neoseeker : News : One third of US customers would rather buy games digitally, study suggests
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Night Surgeon Jul 1, 12
Digital copies tend to be a hell of a lot cheaper. I actually prefer physical copies over digital copies, but when the digital copy is so much cheaper that's what I go for.
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RabidChinaGirl Jul 1, 12
I'm one of the few people out there who prefer physical copies of almost anything... books, games, sometimes music. Damn you, digital age.
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Nightmare Samurai Jul 1, 12
That 35% can go to hell.
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Hellfire29 Jul 2, 12
I only prefer physical copies because I find it a lot easier to get and due to living in Australia, I don't need to use internet juice on downloading my game.
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LloydToS Jul 2, 12
Personally I do prefer physical copies but nowadays alot of games end up unplayable without verification from a server, either due to multiplayer or some other way. In those cases it doesn't really matter much where you buy it apart from the fact you might want a CD and box. I've bought plenty of games through steam due to the sales for it and I guess this is going to be the future.
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DedValve Jul 2, 12
If digital copies were far cheaper than their physical forms then yeah. In fact just yesterday I saw Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands for only $5 on the xbox marketplace, I immediately downloaded it.

I'm not sure about other areas but on the marketplace games are usually TRIPLE the cost of what it currently is at your local gamestop. You know your a thief when your prices are higher than gamestops.
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OkamiAlucard Jul 2, 12
I prefer my merchandise physical. mostly cause i tend to buy limited edition stuff and limited editions tend to have physical merchandise attached to them.
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Arkyu7x777 Jul 2, 12
i dont mind Digital, but i do like the real copys mainly because i cant carry the game with me to a friends house unless i sign in etc etc. but people that want the newest game of COD and cant wait i say go for it. i would get the real copy though -.-
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TXL Jul 2, 12
For consoles, digital copies are always 3X more expensive thant physical copies...Plus, you've got to consider the hard disc drive (HDD) space, downloading time, power consumption during downloading times and above all, a potential danger of losing the precious data when unexpected things happen to your HDDs...

Final Verdict: Physical copies 9.0 out of 10: Digital copies 6.3 out of 10: Choose 'Physical' folks!!!!!!!
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DemonFowl Jul 2, 12
I God-honestly hate buying games digitally. I mean, first of all, it's more rewarding to have a disk. Secondly, it takes hours just to download digital copies, and Thirdly, if it's anything like EA, then I'll lose half of my downloaded games, and coincidentally all the good ones. (i.e, Spore, The Sims 2, Bad Company.)
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Mrblikey Jul 2, 12
I honestly am impartial to the whole physical digital thing. Being an avid Steam user, I obviously have no problem with PC digital distribution; who the heck buys disc for PC games anyway? For the console I can actually say mostly the same; obviously I still buy discs, but if there's a game I want out on PSN (i.e. L.A. Noire) then I'll just shoot out my credit card and buy that instead. Hell of a lot better than having to go out 5 kilometers to buy it.
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unown warrior Jul 2, 12
I prefer physical copies. It just feels more satisfying going out and buy it and have that excited feeling throughout the entire ride home,plus I like being able to see my collection.
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Arkyu7x777 Jul 2, 12
quote unown warrior
I prefer physical copies. It just feels more satisfying going out and buy it and have that excited feeling throughout the entire ride home,plus I like being able to see my collection.
Agreed you cant see you digital collections D: haha
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MrGrimm Jul 2, 12
I like buying digital copies off of steam, mostly because it's cheaper. The only reason for a digital copy of a game to be the same price as a physical copy is for them to keep prices competitive. Otherwise, digital copies should ALWAYS be cheaper.

I just enjoy games, I'm not very particular about how I get them, just the cheapest price. I mostly play on one computer anyway.
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