Probably. But, I can count the number of times I've bought a physical release in the last five years on one hand, and at least one of those times was because it came bundled with the statue and other neat stuff that I really wanted.
This.As someone that owns a shit load of physical games from this gen, like 90% are perfectly fine offline with no patches. This argument is so exaggerated its insane. Sure there are some games that the patches make a huge difference like FFXV, but its a small percentage of the total physical releases. Do people actually read the patch notes for their games? Like what are all these patches that people are seeing that makes them think, well without this patch I wouldn't even want to play this game anymore.
- Mosty cheaper than digital games
- Can be sold
- Can be traded
- Can be boworred
People are going to bring up PS3/Vita closing down as a counter-argument but I agree with you. Most games today are printed on a disc half-done or requiring a patch. The only versions of today's disc games that are actually worth the physical purchase are goty editions.
Seriously? When taking a walk anyway, just trade in your games at your local gamestop or whatever method someone uses.
As someone that owns many games, on many platforms PC included, this whole "convenience" argument is complete BS as getting up to change a disk isn't some hours long event
You think the entire earth's surface is a city with a gamestop every few blocks? The closest gamestop to me is a 45 minute drive each way. Not worth my time to begin with, definitely not worth the gas or mileage on a vehicle.
If I were going to resell my games on a regular basis I wouldn't go the bend-over for pennies gamestop route anyhow.
Funny how im able to play my ps4 games offline or without installing any patches and have no issue at all. You speak like you cant play a game without downloading part of it, wich isnt true at all. sure, if you want some bug fixes and dlc, you need to download those, but that applied to the ps3 generation too. The only difference between the ps4 and the ps3 is that with the ps4 all games need to be installed. Xbox is a different beat tho, and with that one i know there's cases when the games come imcomplte on the disk (Control ultimate edition has that issue on xbox, while the ps4 has everything on the disk).I'm on the fence. I think the 360 is the last console you can really make a case for it. The reason being, you can install the game from disc OR play it directly from the disc. If servers go down and you have the physical disc, you are still good to go. With the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and XSX they are essentially online-only consoles. The disc is only there to give you a way to install part of the game instead of downloading it. It then locks that game to your online account and you are just playing a digital copy anyway. You can't even use the Xbox One without first connecting it to the internet. What happens when that service goes down?
This is really the big one for me. When you buy digitally, you can't resell it. Your money is gone. It is like going to a movie instead of buying a Blu Ray. If you go to a movie, you are paying to experience the movie, but not own it.It would be great if we could deactivate the game from our library and resell it... But as long as we can't do that, Physical> digital anytime.
Exactly, the value with physical copies stay there, even if it gets cheaper, there's still some value, but in digital, unless you sell your whole account (which isn't really recommended) then you get stuck with games that you might never touch anymore =(This is really the big one for me. When you buy digitally, you can't resell it. Your money is gone. It is like going to a movie instead of buying a Blu Ray. If you go to a movie, you are paying to experience the movie, but not own it.
Buying a physical release, you now posses a tangible object that has lasting real world value. In fact the object has value even if you don't even experience it. You can sell it later and potentially not just make your money back but profit from it. If you look at physical game releases from the past, almost all of them have maintained their value or increased, some to incredible amounts.
So buying physical can be a form of investment. If you look at the value of past physical game releases, they have mostly only increased in value. Pop culture in general is disposable, meaning that objects get more rare with time. So for collectors physical media is a way to profit from their hobbies.
to some it actually is worth it to go all digital. To some it actually is more convenient
I'm not interested in reselling my games, nor do I have
yea but you have hours to wait for that download so.....yea. .or take the car to find a place that actually sells whatever I'm looking for. I
it's already on the memory card.
A press of a button and 2 seconds later I'm in another game I felt like switching to.
Far more time has been wasted waiting for things to download than swapping carts.