Starting to think downloading games isnt worth no tax charges

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User Info: Fryobv

Fryobv
3 years ago#1
its taken 2+ hours just to get to 20% on my deadrising 3 installation. gonna take nearly half a game just to install a game.....

im starting to think it is not worth it. and to think i was also going to download nba2k14 :(

User Info: aszsith

aszsith
3 years ago#2
The lack of a competitive price structure makes it not worth it.
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User Info: scoobydoobydont

scoobydoobydont
3 years ago#3
They charge tax.
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User Info: brownmyster

brownmyster
3 years ago#4
I started my Dr 3 download then started watching a movie. It was done halfway through the movie

User Info: strukelj

strukelj
3 years ago#5
scoobydoobydont posted...
They charge tax.


depends where ur from

User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#6
The fact that the digital version costs the same as the physical version makes it not worth it when you consider the fact that the Xbox has a 500 GB hard drive that can't be changed without voiding the warranty (that's an assumption on my part) and the average ISP in the US has bandwidth caps somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 GB or less.

The two biggest factors contributing to this are:
1. Each manufacturer has a monopoly on their respective digital storefront, so there's no one for them to compete with on price
2. Brick and Mortar stores would throw a world-class hissy fit if digital games were priced less than physical games, and probably stop carrying them altogether, which would mean way less money for the manufacturer.
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User Info: strukelj

strukelj
3 years ago#7
if ur trying to save money buy the physical copy anyways. sell it after, or get credit. more money in ur pocket and less problems like the above mention

User Info: Fryobv

Fryobv
3 years ago#8
well that sucks... yea, i guess i will go and purchase nba2k in person if i decide to buy it.

User Info: FinzFan4life

FinzFan4life
3 years ago#9
no difference since you have to install the game anyways and that takes a bit. i enjoy having my games digital since i can just say xbx go to *Game*. I enjoy it and have good internet speed so im not worried and besides you can play the game after it starts downloading
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User Info: dnmt

dnmt
3 years ago#10
PraetorXyn posted...
The fact that the digital version costs the same as the physical version makes it not worth it when you consider the fact that the Xbox has a 500 GB hard drive that can't be changed without voiding the warranty (that's an assumption on my part) and the average ISP in the US has bandwidth caps somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 GB or less.

The two biggest factors contributing to this are:
1. Each manufacturer has a monopoly on their respective digital storefront, so there's no one for them to compete with on price
2. Brick and Mortar stores would throw a world-class hissy fit if digital games were priced less than physical games, and probably stop carrying them altogether, which would mean way less money for the manufacturer.


Digital games often go on sale though, at least in PSN's case.
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