If all digital versions of game were $5 cheaper than their retailer counterparts

#1blackweasel30Posted 4/10/2013 10:16:48 PM
Would you switch to buying digital games? - Results (669 votes)
Yes, Saving $5 is worth it
28.1% (188 votes)
188
No, I would rather have the retail copy
65.32% (437 votes)
437
I already buy all my games digitally
6.58% (44 votes)
44
This poll is now closed.
For instance, MK7 is $40 retail or $35 digital. Same with all 3DS games (excluding digital only games obviously).
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#2jose_ole1Posted 4/10/2013 10:22:42 PM
Maybe.
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#3NamekianClownPosted 4/10/2013 10:23:59 PM
No. They need to be at least 25% less to make me bite. I have never bought a digital game at full price.

If I was the one in control of pricing I would make the standard (for 3DS), $35 physical retail, $5 for digital copy if you own retail, $25 digital only.
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#4GlamGlorpsPosted 4/10/2013 10:31:15 PM
No, because the retail eventually drops to $5-10 on sale where as the digital stays at $35 for-ev-ver.
#5darkus_fPosted 4/10/2013 10:41:54 PM
No account system, no buy.
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#6warlord3Posted 4/10/2013 10:56:02 PM
They would never sell a digital game for less than what retail stores are charging on purpose. Nintendo can't reach all of their customers via the eshop yet, so it's important to keep a good relationship with the retail chains so they keep their stores supplied. If stores were worried that Nintendo might undercut the retail price they would purchase less stock out of fear that they would lose sales to the eshop, this would mean that people who only buy from stores might have to chose to miss out on a game or pay an inflated ebay price.

Before someone starts in on the conspiracy theory that Nintendo is limiting the sales to retail channels think about it rationally. Companies like Game Stop purchase X amount of a game from Nintendo and it is shipped to their warehouse, from there Game Stop decides how many copies to send to each of it's stores. Nintendo wants to sell as many copies as a retailer will buy, it means less profit than an eshop sale but it's a large sum of money up front vs the eshop which is a large profit per sale but there is no guarantee of lots of sales.
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#7RPGNinja123Posted 4/10/2013 11:00:27 PM
darkus_f posted...
No account system, no buy.


This and plus I dont have the biggest SD card for space right now .
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#8somebody336Posted 4/10/2013 11:12:40 PM
darkus_f posted...
No account system, no buy.


Exactly this. I don't trust Nintendo with anything digital anyways.
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#9PokeMasterPosted 4/10/2013 11:22:42 PM
Depends on the game if I buy it digitally or retail.
Related, get a free 500Y coupon to use on the eShop when you buy digital titles in Japan.
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#10TehTrumpCardPosted 4/10/2013 11:35:36 PM
No.

I like the feel of the physical and I wouldn't want dust to get in an empty cart slot now would I?
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