Will you buy a next gen system if there is no physical disc copies? (poll)

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#101 Posted by DarkCatalyst (20930 posts) -

I'd rather not, but if it's between that and giving up gaming I guess I'd have to.

Pixel-Perfect
See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.
#102 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

I'd rather not, but if it's between that and giving up gaming I guess I'd have to.

DarkCatalyst

See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.

I wish I could say I was building up my backlog intentionally. :P

#103 Posted by Metamania (12018 posts) -

I can't. Buying physical copies of games is what I've been doing all my life and I don't mind downloading, but not to the point of no physical copies at all. I can't do it.

#104 Posted by DarkCatalyst (20930 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkCatalyst"][QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

I'd rather not, but if it's between that and giving up gaming I guess I'd have to.

Pixel-Perfect

See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.

I wish I could say I was building up my backlog intentionally. :P

I'm also stockpiling systems because of the inevitable failures of moving parts. I'm up to five PS2s.
#105 Posted by Metamania (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

[QUOTE="DarkCatalyst"] See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.DarkCatalyst

I wish I could say I was building up my backlog intentionally. :P

I'm also stockpiling systems because of the inevitable failures of moving parts. I'm up to five PS2s.

I would glady take one of your PS2s if any of them are working. :P

#106 Posted by irishdude199210 (2517 posts) -

Not in a million years would I buy a system with no physical copies of games

#107 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

If there is absolutely no other option then I'll have to, but I would be really annoyed if they did just downloads, it just wouldn't be right. I love getting games with the case etc.

#108 Posted by TentacleMayor (1469 posts) -
I have to say yes. Though I certainly prefer to have a physical copy, I acnowledge that it's just bling. Provided that I'm guaranteed not to lose access to my digital games except in extreme circumstances (PS3 hacking crisis), I would not really be opposed to such a system. Of course, I wouldn't be saying this if I were the victim of one of those download limit restrictions.
#109 Posted by Postmortem123 (7711 posts) -

I wouldn't mind - I download all my PC games now anyway.

#110 Posted by Shado0ow7 (43 posts) -

I don't think all the companies would do that (especially sony)

if they did that I may just buy a better PC

#111 Posted by 0rbs (1947 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pixel-Perfect"]

[QUOTE="DarkCatalyst"] See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.DarkCatalyst

I wish I could say I was building up my backlog intentionally. :P

I'm also stockpiling systems because of the inevitable failures of moving parts. I'm up to five PS2s.

That's pretty ridiculous. lol

#112 Posted by Heirren (17380 posts) -

maybe, but I'm also not sure, either.

#113 Posted by DarkCatalyst (20930 posts) -
I would glady take one of your PS2s if any of them are working. :PMetamania
All are working, none are up for grabs.
That's pretty ridiculous. lol0rbs
Why? PS2 is far and away my favorite console of all time, and between my NTSC-U/C and NTSC-J titles, I'm up over 160 games for it. It makes sense to want to have the hardware on hand to sustain that library long-term.
#114 Posted by simomate (1859 posts) -

Uh.. I doubt that would ever happen. They need to take in account that not everyone has the internet and if they do, most dont have unlimited data or something. Take me, for example, I'm using a 8gb dongle! I can't even begin to download a huge game. Even if someone has 100gb of data, its still a lot of data to be downloading if you buy games often. Not to mention, shops that specialise in games. Wouldnt they go out of business?

#115 Posted by WhiteLotus01 (9 posts) -
Maybe. I would think that the next-gen has a high-capacity disc as standard (blu-ray?) but if it didn't, would download sizes be upwards of 20GB on average? If they allowed for pre-loading like they do on Steam... It is a feasible choice for delivering game content. If not, or if the average was extraordinarily high - I would probably just stick with a physical-medium based system.
#116 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
Why? PS2 is far and away my favorite console of all time, and between my NTSC-U/C and NTSC-J titles, I'm up over 160 games for it. It makes sense to want to have the hardware on hand to sustain that library long-term.DarkCatalyst
This is pretty much why I'm somewhat in favour of emulation - in the sense that it acts as way to archive game history. PS2 emulation isn't perfect at this point, but basically every older console is almost perfectly represented in a way that publishers are unable/unwilling to do, depending on game licenses and so on (like Nintendo's Virtual Console with the FX chip). In the same way that I'm glad something like DOSBox exists for older PC games, although obviously it's more difficult with the wildly varying hardware in consoles.
#117 Posted by MirkoS77 (7632 posts) -

I have to say yes. Though I certainly prefer to have a physical copy, I acnowledge that it's just bling. Provided that I'm guaranteed not to lose access to my digital games except in extreme circumstances (PS3 hacking crisis), I would not really be opposed to such a system. Of course, I wouldn't be saying this if I were the victim of one of those download limit restrictions. TentacleMayor

Yea but that's the thing. There is no gaurantee. Who knows what could happen?

#118 Posted by El3ctrosisV2 (237 posts) -
[QUOTE="Metamania"]I would glady take one of your PS2s if any of them are working. :PDarkCatalyst
All are working, none are up for grabs.
That's pretty ridiculous. lol0rbs
Why? PS2 is far and away my favorite console of all time, and between my NTSC-U/C and NTSC-J titles, I'm up over 160 games for it. It makes sense to want to have the hardware on hand to sustain that library long-term.

You don't need five of them though lol. I suppose if it does happen I have the thousands of older games to fall back on thanks to the wonders of emulation.
#119 Posted by JustPlainLucas (74233 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkCatalyst"] See, I'm the other way around. For the last decade or so, I've been deliberately stockpiling the backlog to end all backlogs, knowing that one day the industry will piss me off to the point of not wanting to support it anymore. This way I can stop supporting the industry and still have plenty to play.

Yeah, I got an extensive rainy day collection myself. Plus, I doubt that ALL consoles will go DD only. I'll just stick with the ones that still have physical media.
#120 Posted by DarkCatalyst (20930 posts) -

You don't need five of them though lol.El3ctrosisV2
It's called making damn sure. And a vote of no confidence in the industry.

#121 Posted by 0rbs (1947 posts) -

[QUOTE="El3ctrosisV2"]You don't need five of them though lol.DarkCatalyst

It's called making damn sure. And a vote of no confidence in the industry.

lol, whatever floats your boat.

#122 Posted by madg23 (435 posts) -
I have dial-up, does that answer your question?
#123 Posted by cdragon_88 (1209 posts) -

If there's no physical copies then NO, I will not be buying a console. Whats the point? I have my PC so I'd rather stick with that for DD.

#124 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6249 posts) -
Assuming they could offer what steam offers consumers in terms of pricing and sales for games yes in its current console state of DD where the price is kept as a high as possible for games probably not.
#125 Posted by 0rbs (1947 posts) -
I have dial-up, does that answer your question?madg23
Time to upgrade.
#126 Posted by Elann2008 (32991 posts) -

It wouldn't work at all. There are countries that have bandwidth limits. Console hard drives would have to be bigger than the are now because some people do not want to uninstall their video games even after they've finished them. Like someone said earlier, I would never support a download-only business model. This coming from a (mainly) PC gamer. I have my consoles for exclusives so it would not affect me but it would be a horrible experience for others. Having to download games that will more than likely be larger than 10GB (in the future), with a few games that are larger than 10GB now, like Darksiders.

I could tell you now, not many people will want to wait that long to download a game taken into consideration there are many people with slow internet speed. I remember when you could play any video game you wanted without the internet. I know times have changed but they need to consider all the factors instead of forcing people into it.

Lastly, there will always be collectors like myself. I will always choose retail copy (physical) over digital download whether it be PC or console video game.

#127 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1297 posts) -

No, nothing beats unboxing new games. Anyway I think there will be plysical disc copies because some people have limited internet and downloading copies will waste peoples internet, also consoles will have to have a huge hard disk space to support the downloaded games, also if you run out of space with this gen of consoles you can uninstall and reinstall, if there were no phyisical disk copies you would have to delete and re-download and waste more internet.

#128 Posted by riou7 (10833 posts) -

Nay, the idea of no physical copies is really dumb.

#129 Posted by 0rbs (1947 posts) -

It wouldn't work at all. There are countries that have bandwidth limits. Console hard drives would have to be bigger than the are now because some people do not want to uninstall their video games even after they've finished them. Like someone said earlier, I would never support a download-only business model. This coming from a (mainly) PC gamer. I have my consoles for exclusives so it would not affect me but it would be a horrible experience for others. Having to download games that will more than likely be larger than 10GB (in the future), with a few games that are larger than 10GB now, like Darksiders.

I could tell you now, not many people will want to wait that long to download a game taken into consideration there are many people with slow internet speed. I remember when you could play any video game you wanted without the internet. I know times have changed but they need to consider all the factors instead of forcing people into it.

Lastly, there will always be collectors like myself. I will always choose retail copy (physical) over digital download whether it be PC or console video game.

Elann2008
Bandwidth seems to be the main deterrent.
#130 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8041 posts) -
Maybe, I would need details first.
#131 Posted by edinsftw (4238 posts) -

Um, lol no.

The only reason this would happen is so that they could completely control the console market and so used games are no longer viable, i guarantee you EA and other big name publishers will be pushing this.

#132 Posted by AdrianWrz (530 posts) -

I say NO, and Refuse.

Here Reasons Why....

1) Physical Copy = No Wait For Download(just pop in and play, if not short install/update)

2) Haveing Collection of Video Games on Wall/Shelves/Around Room, looks 100000 better than looking at list on screen of TV.

3) I am wishing i had a copy of every game i bought from steam/psn/xbox store/other download game on my shelves, because i wouldnt need internet/look nicer/be more awesome

4) Space is limited for Saves/DLCs as it is, having on top of that downloaded games into System = Leave No Space At all or, always feeling short.

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Best Solution i See people accepting Digital Games Only if.......

1) Be Given Option to Recive Physical Copy Of The Game (For Chosen Platform)

2) Increase The Memory Of PS3/Xbox 360/PS Vita/PSP/DS/3DS etc etc etc to at least 1-10 Terabytes. (at no extra cost)

3) If You Own Physical Copy = Automatic Free Digital Copy (or 1 time retrivable code Inside Box Or Physical Copy Locked Out From Resale as Used)

4) Discount For Owning Physical Copy When you Buy Digital Copy (like %50 to %75 off)

These reasons Need to be added for people to truly accept 100% digital... so that people that just want digital can stay digital and people who have physical copies dont feel like they screwed.

#133 Posted by 0rbs (1947 posts) -

Um, lol no.

The only reason this would happen is so that they could completely control the console market and so used games are no longer viable, i guarantee you EA and other big name publishers will be pushing this.

edinsftw
They could aggressive price to lure people in.