Why do Digital Download games cost as much as the physical retail versions???

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User Info: AwesomeOSauce

AwesomeOSauce
4 years ago#1
I mean the way I see it:

physical retail version

have to make disc
have to create case + cover
have to print manual and pamphlets
pay for it to be shipped and sold in stores

digital download version

uploaded onto the store server and you pay and just download it.


In my opinion every digital game should be at least a minimum 10-15 bucks less than the retail physical version.

yet I see games for like the same price on the store and in retail stores and I'm just like "why the F*** am I going to spend the same amount on getting something that I can't resell, has no case, instruction manual, physical disc etc."
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User Info: NintendoGamer83

NintendoGamer83
4 years ago#2
Agreed
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User Info: Chocobo115

Chocobo115
4 years ago#3
Moneygrabs.

At least it ain't as bad as on EU PSN where some games costs MORE then retail on release day!

User Info: HellsingOrg

HellsingOrg
4 years ago#4
Its because game companies still are dumb about online game distribution and don't understand that they need to cost less.
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User Info: stekim40

stekim40
4 years ago#5
Greed, nothing more, nothing less.
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User Info: Jackal

Jackal
4 years ago#6
Money.
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User Info: Ghost-inZeShell

Ghost-inZeShell
4 years ago#7
To encourage you to buy something that you can physically hold, and doesn't take-up your valuable
(hard drive) memory.

User Info: 69bladez

69bladez
4 years ago#8
I get 5 bucks back with the digital promotion. So it cheaper for me. Besides, I buy alot of games and tired of boxes lying around

User Info: DarkAdonis123

DarkAdonis123
4 years ago#9
I often buy physical games at a cheaper price than digital. I wait for sales on games that I'm unsure of. For example: I bought Dead Space 3 on gohastings for $30 just a week after launch.
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User Info: the_tic_begins

the_tic_begins
4 years ago#10
Because people are happy to pay it /topic closed.
Seriously, why do some people defend ddl, Nintendo, Sony nor Microsoft are never going to offer the deals steam do.
I like to own my games so I buy hardcopy only
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