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    So we are about 7/8 months in.. (digital vs retail)

    I have been buying all my PS4 games from retail. Mainly cause they are cheaper (even if only slightly, sometimes).

    Starting to wonder if I should go digital. Not having to switch discs is starting to seem like a nice benefit.

    Anyone here actually bought all their games digital so far?

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    it is a great benefit to have DD games. you don't realize it until you have them. but my biggest issue is the price. i can generally get games half the price (after a month or two) when DD stays the same price for like a year.

    but i usually buy all the cheap DD deals. i think i'm going to reduce buying PS4 games because i still have a backlog of 2 years on my PS3 and i can always buy and sell hot PS4 games that i really want. i think i'll be happy for the next 3-4 years doing just this.

    and will wait for cheap DD deals on the PS4. there's also PS+ games that i enjoy getting every month.

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    I see what you mean, I've noticed good deals on games that can't be had on digital copies yet. I'd still like to go digital, might do it with games that aren't numbered. So I can get rid of games that have yearly releases like COD/FIFA/Madden.

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    The first few games I bought retail (Knack, Killzone) but after those I have been doing all digital. Like Sufi said though, the price kinda sucks compared to the retail versions, but not having to switch discs around is a real nice benefit, I definitely jump around to different games depending on my mood because of it!

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    Ps+ games are crap. You must admit that.
    Dd games are more expensive.

    I prefer retail versions. Dd makes sense only for games with big replay value (bf, cod).

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    Well I wouldn't say "all" PS+ games are crap, a majority of them do tend to be though I'll give you that.

    I do see your point about getting a game with more replayability as you'll likely not want to sell it. Unless of course you hate it and regret buying it.

    That's the other side to Digital. Buying games you're not sure of and regretting it if you hate it lol.

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    The downside is the price. Since you can't sell it on and claw some money back when you are finished with it the price needs to reflect that, but it doesn't.
    They seem to treat us like a captive audience on the PSN, but the thing is we are not, we can go elsewhere to retail or online and even get it delivered for the same price or cheaper. So I can see why many wouldn't go all digital.

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    Yeah price is why I don't have any digital games on PS4 (not including PS+).

    Wonder if they'll ever drop the prices on PSN.

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    right now DD model is to skim off the top. they're making probably more than they would with special editions. there is a market for people that buy DD games at launch or full priced.

    but the good side is that DD can also go so low that it's not possible to do that on the physical disc sales. which is where the real $#@! is XD

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    Tell me examples when ps4 dd games were cheaper than retail. I did not notice such deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bat0nas View Post
    Tell me examples when ps4 dd games were cheaper than retail. I did not notice such deals.

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    you're right, not at the moment. i'm going by PS3's deals. i've gotten some really really awesome deals. most games were $5...some were even a dollar.

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    Here's hoping that eventually we'll see deals like that on PS4. I'm guessing it'll be on much older games though, which for some people is pointless as they had already bought, played, and sold their retail copy.

    I wonder what prices would have been like if both MS and Sony did actually go this gen without a disc drive and just went digital like Steam.

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    I'm 100% DD now, no more physical media for me and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix336 View Post
    I'm 100% DD now, no more physical media for me and I love it.
    Which games you got so far on your digital collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    I do see your point about getting a game with more replayability as you'll likely not want to sell it. Unless of course you hate it and regret buying it.
    I only purchase games digitally if I know for sure it is something I really want, if I am ever on the fence about a game I always make sure to give the demo a try or I will rent it beforehand!

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    I initially planned to go retail but have more digital games.

    Killzone
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    AC IV Black Flag

    Are the main digital purchases I've made. I've traded in some other retail titles and only currently have COD Ghosts and Watch Dogs.

    I never realised I'd utilise remote play so much so that's been my main reason for going towards digital. I only have to swap between COD and WD's and find that a chore

    Having said that, KZ, BF and AC were all bought on offer so I haven't paid a full digital price. BF and AC were in the PSN Xmas sale for 20 on PS3 so I bought them and upgraded for 10 for PS4. I'll gladly pay 30 for a digital release which I know I'd keep and play a lot but no more and especially if it's a game I know I'll have finished in afew hours.

    KZ was bought in a PSN miss price for 85p I did have it retail at first but sold that when I got it digitally.

    I'll never pre order or pay the normally high prices for PSN releases. Although it has helped like I say with remote play and not being bone idol swapping discs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    Which games you got so far on your digital collection?
    Infamous, CoD: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Ground Zeroes, FF14, and then a bunch of the smaller digital only and PS+ games like Child of Light and Resogun.

    Part of what's made this possible though is that I recently upgraded my internet to 12Mbps, so most games don't take very long to download. Before I was at 1.5 Mb, and that was hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix336 View Post
    Infamous, CoD: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Ground Zeroes, FF14, and then a bunch of the smaller digital only and PS+ games like Child of Light and Resogun.

    Part of what's made this possible though is that I recently upgraded my internet to 12Mbps, so most games don't take very long to download. Before I was at 1.5 Mb, and that was hell.
    but money wasn't an issue. no let me rephrase that, do you feel that those games are worth $60 and you can never sell them?

    to me, that's just not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    but money wasn't an issue. no let me rephrase that, do you feel that those games are worth $60 and you can never sell them?

    to me, that's just not worth it.
    I rarely to never resell games. Usually I play them long enough until they're only worth five or ten bucks and then at that point I just don't care much. I'd rather just hold on to it in case I want to replay it. So for me there really is no difference in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix336 View Post
    I rarely to never resell games. Usually I play them long enough until they're only worth five or ten bucks and then at that point I just don't care much. I'd rather just hold on to it in case I want to replay it. So for me there really is no difference in that regard.
    i see, i can understand that. people have different play styles.

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    I have never really sold my games either, its why I still have Most of my video games allt he way back to the Mega drive.

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    i sell them once i have played them to the point where i need to. i generally buy a lot of online games. once i'm tired of them, i sell them. the only online game i never sold was BF3 and SOCOM games. Now with BF4, likely won't sell that either especially cause i have the premium as DD.

    single player games, i usually sell after i finish them or if i can't finish them or if i don't want to.

    i keep SP games that i can play over again but that usually doesn't happen, because generally there's almost always a sequel.

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