Have they explained why digital games are the same price as physical?

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User Info: ZDT_Leader

ZDT_Leader
2 months ago#1
Legit question. I buy both digital and physical depending on what game it is. (I’m a sucker for steel cases and such), but I also own plenty of digital games.

Why are they the same price..?
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User Info: Mario786

Mario786
2 months ago#2
Because undercutting physical retail stores will negatively impact their partnerships.

User Info: GinsuVictim

GinsuVictim
2 months ago#3
You're paying for the license, not the delivery method.
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User Info: Squitchy

Squitchy
2 months ago#4
Retail stores compete with each other.
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User Info: genesis145

genesis145
2 months ago#5
Well one factor is with digital you can download it as many times as you want on however many backup devices as you want. That alone warrants the same price as physical seeing as if you lose or somehow mess up your disc you can't just go get another copy. The literal ONLY downside to digital (that I can think of) is not being able to resell. But if you don't care about reselling then that doesn't matter.

User Info: kennyynnoo

kennyynnoo
2 months ago#6
Mario786 posted...
Because undercutting physical retail stores will negatively impact their partnerships.
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User Info: Strav23

Strav23
2 months ago#7
kennyynnoo posted...
Mario786 posted...
Because undercutting physical retail stores will negatively impact their partnerships.

This, while MS, Sony, and Nintendo prefer to not deal with retail there is still too much demand for physical.
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User Info: dogwarrior

dogwarrior
2 months ago#8
Strav23 posted...
kennyynnoo posted...
Mario786 posted...
Because undercutting physical retail stores will negatively impact their partnerships.

This, while MS, Sony, and Nintendo prefer to not deal with retail there is still too much demand for physical.


This. Also while they don't make all the games themselves, they do make the consoles and accessories. They need the floor space to advertise. If retailers feel they aren't profiting they reduce available aisle space which would impact sales of the consoles.
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User Info: chip1289

chip1289
2 months ago#9
Greed plain and simple there is zero legit reason they are the same. Actually digital is more compared to best buy GCU
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User Info: ZDT_Leader

ZDT_Leader
2 months ago#10
I get that but still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me personally.
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