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    Good move. This will no doubt get more people onboard DD.

    TBH, if both MS and Sony follow this practise of cheaper ($39.99) DD games, people, will be more inclined to buy - which means better for them. And will probably hurt retailers more than online restrictions etc ever would.

    Well done.

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    Sony needs to do this as well. Kudos to MS.

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    Credit where it's due, that's a good move..

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    Cheaper and digital is ok by me.

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    I wonder if this can also be traced back when Angry Joe brought this up to Don Mattrick. Joe kind of needled him in the interview a little bit. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    Good move. This will no doubt get more people onboard DD.

    TBH, if both MS and Sony follow this practise of cheaper ($39.99) DD games, people, will be more inclined to buy - which means better for them. And will probably hurt retailers more than online restrictions etc ever would.

    Well done.
    If Sony or MS can replicate to some degree the way steam, Amazon, and other sites handle PC gaming sales, that would surely win over so many people to their console and DD in general. Imagine a big annual sale-a-thon or stronger weekly sales on games and DLC.
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    Need more of this.....badly. Good on MS for making the first move. You're up, Sony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    If Sony or MS can replicate to some degree the way steam, Amazon, and other sites handle PC gaming sales, that would surely win over so many people to their console and DD in general. Imagine a big annual sale-a-thon or stronger weekly sales on games and DLC.
    I'd be all up in that mofo (HDD space willing) - but still.

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    Hope this goes well! As games need to be installed anyway, I'd be all for cheapy DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrow View Post
    Sony needs to do this as well. Kudos to MS.

    If you watch Amazon's deals you can find PS4 Digital games for cheap. I got Assassins Creed 4, BF4, Madden 25 for $29.99 and Killzone for $39.99 around the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs2 View Post
    If you watch Amazon's deals you can find PS4 Digital games for cheap. I got Assassins Creed 4, BF4, Madden 25 for $29.99 and Killzone for $39.99 around the holidays.
    This is true. It just sucks they don't have all of them (e.g. NFS Rivals, Tomb Raider DE etc).

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    Amazon doesn't do like ps4/xbob stuff for uk

    I imagine they will at some point though.

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    I would love it if they started giving us digital copies along with the physical ones like they do with blu-ray movies. When you buy a physical copy you get the digital version as well. This way they can bring in those people not comfortable with going digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    I would love it if they started giving us digital copies along with the physical ones like they do with blu-ray movies. When you buy a physical copy you get the digital version as well. This way they can bring in those people not comfortable with going digital.
    How will they police DRM then? What's stopping people form just using the DL code with the disc, and trading/returing physical copy?

    Unless you want DRM-gate all over again.

    No thanks.

    Cheaper DD is the best and only way to do this without compromising the consumer.

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    Hopefully they do and it catches on. Nice move by MS.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    How will they police DRM then? What's stopping people form just using the DL code with the disc, and trading/returing physical copy?

    Unless you want DRM-gate all over again.

    No thanks.

    Cheaper DD is the best and only way to do this without compromising the consumer.
    People have to open a game to be able to use a code. Stores don't take returns on opened games, you can only return them for the same copy.

    So stores will need to verify if the code has been scratched or not. I don't see how it will be DRM-gate all over again.

    People can do the same with blu-ray movies but we still have the option.

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    A least, going by store policies in the U.S., can't speak for where you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    People have to open a game to be able to use a code. Stores don't take returns on opened games, you can only return them for the same copy.

    So stores will need to verify if the code has been scratched or not. I don't see how it will be DRM-gate all over again.

    People can do the same with blu-ray movies but we still have the option.

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    A least, going by store policies in the U.S., can't speak for where you live.
    Ok, so no returning it. How about I take the physical copy to a friends house, and let him have that since I have the digital version.




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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    People have to open a game to be able to use a code. Stores don't take returns on opened games, you can only return them for the same copy.

    So stores will need to verify if the code has been scratched or not. I don't see how it will be DRM-gate all over again.

    People can do the same with blu-ray movies but we still have the option.

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    A least, going by store policies in the U.S., can't speak for where you live.
    Not here (and AFAIK not in Aus either) with EB Games.

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    ain't this just a seven day sale by any other gage? lower the price as a permanent price differential between retail and digital and yeah, MS done good. but not for 7 days.

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    so why cant sony do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33x View Post
    so why cant sony do this?
    They tend to on the US store - but not so much anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Ok, so no returning it. How about I take the physical copy to a friends house, and let him have that since I have the digital version.
    Do what Sony is doing for PS3 upgrades. Just require the disc (if that really is a concern.) People who get blu-ray movies with a digital copy can do the same.

    But yes, good point....I was completely ignoring that aspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33x View Post
    so why cant sony do this?
    We don't know the details of this yet. This is something Microsoft is testing and the title being mentioned is Ryse which is a Microsoft exclusive IP. Do you know if third-party will be doing this?

    You seem to think it is as easy as Sony / Microsoft deciding to lower the price and they hit a switch.

    Microsoft is making the first move. Let's see if other publishers and Sony follow.

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    This is way to do it. MS should create incentive for digital over physical instead of originally trying for force digital.

    Quote Originally Posted by 33x View Post
    so why cant sony do this?
    They did with Killzone. Game was bad, so still was not worth it for me.

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