price of digital vs physical games?

#1Fsas_drummerPosted 1/28/2013 5:44:51 PM
now im new to the 3ds, i have a vita. but wanted to get pokemon and iv started playing OoT. i want to get fire emblem but i want to know if the download games are the same price as physical copys, because with the vita, if you buy games off psn its a few dollars cheaper. (maybe 5$) its not much, but with some games it might be worth it to just download them. so does nintendo do this kind of thing with there store ? also what time does the Nintendo store update ?
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#2Baha05Posted 1/28/2013 5:46:24 PM
Same price
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#3chocolatethund4Posted 1/28/2013 5:46:57 PM
Fsas_drummer posted...
now im new to the 3ds, i have a vita. but wanted to get pokemon and iv started playing OoT. i want to get fire emblem but i want to know if the download games are the same price as physical copys, because with the vita, if you buy games off psn its a few dollars cheaper. (maybe 5$) its not much, but with some games it might be worth it to just download them. so does nintendo do this kind of thing with there store ? also what time does the Nintendo store update ?


Not even. All downloads are the same price. Even after putting mario kart 7 Oot, and others a year or two after release, they still priced them at $40 which is ridiculous.
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#4Makeveli_livesPosted 1/28/2013 5:50:32 PM
No, they're higher for the most part then physical games, because gamestop prices big 3DS games at 40 while Best Buy, Amazon, etc. price them at 35. But Nintendo uses gamestops pricing, so you end up paying more for digital content most of the time.

Nintendo store updates on tuesday.
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#5Fsas_drummer(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2013 5:51:09 PM
well that sucks, then ill just go to gamestop then when they open. thanks
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#6Makeveli_livesPosted 1/28/2013 5:53:55 PM
From: chocolatethund4 | #003
Not even. All downloads are the same price. Even after putting mario kart 7 Oot, and others a year or two after release, they still priced them at $40 which is ridiculous.

http://www.amazon.com/Mario-Kart-7-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B0053BCO00

36 bucks for Mario Kart 7

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O6E800/ref=s9_hps_bw_g63_ir014?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-7&pf_rd_r=F442279052B8412683B3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389505662&pf_rd_i=2622269011

38 for Ocarina of Time

http://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-3D-Land-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B002I092MM/ref=pd_bxgy_vg_text_y

36 for Mario 3D Land

Sure it's only a few bucks, but the fact remains that going digital is more expensive them going physical.
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#7Makeveli_livesPosted 1/28/2013 5:54:32 PM
From: Fsas_drummer | #005
well that sucks, then ill just go to gamestop then when they open. thanks

From: Makeveli_lives | #004
gamestop prices big 3DS games at 40 while Best Buy, Amazon, etc. price them at 35.

You like wasting money don't you?
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#8zavlinzPosted 1/28/2013 5:56:54 PM
psn digital prices are cheaper than physical? not in my experience.
#9Makeveli_livesPosted 1/28/2013 6:00:31 PM
From: zavlinz | #008
psn digital prices are cheaper than physical? not in my experience.

On the Vita they are, and only select games.

http://www.destructoid.com/ps-vita-digital-games-cheaper-than-boxed-copies-213457.phtml

In Japan, there was a 20% discount for digital games, whereas the US only has a 10% discount.
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#10GoldenSun3DSPosted 1/28/2013 7:01:08 PM
Nintendo is still being greedy as hell and won't drop the price of digital games. They prefer to pocket the savings of not having physical items to ship for themselves rather than giving some of the savings to us, the people that buy their games.

If FE:A was $30 or less digitally, I'd go digital instead of physical.
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