Do you prefer digital or retail copies of games?

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3 years ago#1
Do you prefer digital or retail copies of games? - Results (170 votes)
Digital
12.35% (21 votes)
21
Retail
66.47% (113 votes)
113
Depends on the game
21.18% (36 votes)
36
This poll is now closed.
Please also state why. I'm planning on buying HM:ANB, but I'm not sure if I want digital or not... I sell about one game every two years. I have like 400 games.

Thanks!
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3 years ago#2
If there was a "Depends on download service" option, I'd vote for that.

eShop doesn't make it easy to transfer purchases between consoles, and the retail games all seem very expensive with no real sales. When it comes to Steam on the other hand, I don't ever want to see a box for a PC game ever again.
3 years ago#3
Retail... The increase in price doesn't really justify having it on your 3DS.
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3 years ago#4
In over 30 years of gaming, I've never bought a download game, and probably never will. What a ripoff! You still get charged as if you had bought the physical copy, with the media, the printing and packaging, shipping, wholesaler and retailer markups, etc, and all you have is an electronic copy which costs Sony or Big N NOTHING except for royalties.
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I'm waiting for Bandai to release the WonderSwan/SwanCrystal II and blow both the Vita and the 3DS away.
I've bought plenty of arcade titles and virtual console titles but I've never bought a retail game online. I don't really see the point. I can always find it cheaper somewhere else. I guess I just haven't gotten to the point where I'm too lazy to get up and swap discs.
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3 years ago#6
The only game I am interested in purchasing digitally is Animal Crossing, because it's the perfect game for short play sessions and I wouldn't want to keep swapping carts repeatedly.

Other than that, I suppose Mario Kart also benefits for the same reason (I bought a blue XL with the bundle).
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3 years ago#7
GAH, I accidentally voted for "digital" when I definitely positively meant "retail."
3 years ago#8
Retail but I can see why Digital is a really good idea.
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No.
Dead to me.
3 years ago#9
Retail unless the game is really cheap. Nintendo doesn't look like they'll be putting many games on sale on the E-shop though.
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3 years ago#10
Digital because I can't sell them to get money for cheap vodka.
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