PS5 Digital or PS5 Disc - what is your preference?

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Poll PS5 Digital or PS5 Disc - what is your preference? (57 votes)

PS5 Digital 21%
PS5 Disc 79%

I like having the option of both. Physical gives you the option to sell or lend to somone. But I have been buying lots of games digitally as well so I can see how that's appealing for others. What about you, SW? What is your preference?

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#1 Sushiglutton  Online
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Have bought only one physical game the entire gen (Witcher 3). I just don’t care about it. Prefer to not have the cases at home. I think I might as well go with the digital only version.

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Considering game file downloads will likely breach the 100gb mark, I feel bad for the digital folks who live in rural areas or have data caps.

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@SolidGame_basic: Neither, but I have a saying and that's I like my games like I like my women, physical :)

Now because Sony set some really stupid trends in gaming I hope they make both the same price as selling the diskless one cheaper will set a really bad trend, and Sony's cheap dig at MS for not allowing gamers share games with friends will go out the window.

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#4 tormentos
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Physical I love owning my games,you don't own digital games,they have a different DRM.

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#5 SolidGame_basic
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@i_p_daily said:

@SolidGame_basic: Neither, but I have a saying and that's I like my games like I like my women, physical :)

Now because Sony set some really stupid trends in gaming I hope they make both the same price as selling the diskless one cheaper will set a really bad trend, and Sony's cheap dig at MS for not allowing gamers share games with friends will go out the window.

Are you saying you harbor romantic feelings towards your Xbox? πŸ˜‚ jk
I think giving gamers both options is a great trend. Forcing gamers to choose only digital would be bad.

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I buy physical games so rarely I might just get the digital only version this time. Physical still isnt going to die off because fast speed internet is not globally a thing and some people like to collect those cases

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:

@SolidGame_basic: Neither, but I have a saying and that's I like my games like I like my women, physical :)

Now because Sony set some really stupid trends in gaming I hope they make both the same price as selling the diskless one cheaper will set a really bad trend, and Sony's cheap dig at MS for not allowing gamers share games with friends will go out the window.

Are you saying you harbor romantic feelings towards your Xbox? πŸ˜‚ jk

I think giving gamers both options is a great trend. Forcing gamers to choose only digital would be bad.

I don't think of Xbox as a women lol.

The problem though (which you never addressed) is that without a disk drive the digital version should be cheaper as it has less parts, and I can see cows flocking to that like an ungrazed field.

Which will set a bad trend, I hope Sony sells both at the same price, because selling one at a lower price will distort the perception that digital is more popular when it would be because its cheaper.

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@i_p_daily said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:

@SolidGame_basic: Neither, but I have a saying and that's I like my games like I like my women, physical :)

Now because Sony set some really stupid trends in gaming I hope they make both the same price as selling the diskless one cheaper will set a really bad trend, and Sony's cheap dig at MS for not allowing gamers share games with friends will go out the window.

Are you saying you harbor romantic feelings towards your Xbox? πŸ˜‚ jk

I think giving gamers both options is a great trend. Forcing gamers to choose only digital would be bad.

I don't think of Xbox as a women lol.

The problem though (which you never addressed) is that without a disk drive the digital version should be cheaper as it has less parts, and I can see cows flocking to that like an ungrazed field.

Which will set a bad trend, I hope Sony sells both at the same price, because selling one at a lower price will distort the perception that digital is more popular when it would be because its cheaper.

People like you and I are becoming the minority. The next generation doesn't care about discs. We are dinosaurs and will go extinct! If people prefer digital, let them get digital. I don't know if the price will be different. Sony saves money from digital games, yet they charge the same as physical. Even if it was $50 cheaper, I still prefer disc. If we're talking about which is less costlier in the long run, I would say physical. Physical games can be sold or traded in.

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I will buy the one that supports discs. Even though I've bought all the games digitally since I got a PS4, I have a lot of BD/DVD movies I will keep watching physically.

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Both , generally i prefer physical but in this lockdown i've to buy digital games off PSN :)

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#11  Edited By deactivated-5fec93e5d8957
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I personally vote for the physical copies for most games.

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I don't buy digital on consoles, so disc version guaranteed.

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All digital is going to dominate. Death to physical. Its not like you own the game anyways.😎

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@Pedro: not necessarily true. My wonderful copy of Shadow of the Colossus remake says hi! πŸ˜‰

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:

@SolidGame_basic: Neither, but I have a saying and that's I like my games like I like my women, physical :)

Now because Sony set some really stupid trends in gaming I hope they make both the same price as selling the diskless one cheaper will set a really bad trend, and Sony's cheap dig at MS for not allowing gamers share games with friends will go out the window.

Are you saying you harbor romantic feelings towards your Xbox? πŸ˜‚ jk

I think giving gamers both options is a great trend. Forcing gamers to choose only digital would be bad.

I don't think of Xbox as a women lol.

The problem though (which you never addressed) is that without a disk drive the digital version should be cheaper as it has less parts, and I can see cows flocking to that like an ungrazed field.

Which will set a bad trend, I hope Sony sells both at the same price, because selling one at a lower price will distort the perception that digital is more popular when it would be because its cheaper.

People like you and I are becoming the minority. The next generation doesn't care about discs. We are dinosaurs and will go extinct! If people prefer digital, let them get digital. I don't know if the price will be different. Sony saves money from digital games, yet they charge the same as physical. Even if it was $50 cheaper, I still prefer disc. If we're talking about which is less costlier in the long run, I would say physical. Physical games can be sold or traded in.

Well if/when consoles go all digital i'm out, I will become a retro gamer.

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PS5 disc-based for me. Physical for life.

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If I get one it'll be digital.

Mainly because durr I don't buy physical media. Added bonus, it'll likely be cheaper and the digital console looks better.

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The disk. There is always that asian english exclusive releases like Super Robot Wars and whatever else that I import.

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Strange, I have no issue with going all digital on my PC, and my last build doesn't even have a disc drive.

But for consoles I still prefer discs.

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#20 Epak_
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Digital looks better, but yeah, gonna get the one with the disc drive.

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#21  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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@i_p_daily: you really hate digital that much? 😬

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@SolidGame_basic said:

@Pedro: not necessarily true. My wonderful copy of Shadow of the Colossus remake says hi! πŸ˜‰

You still don't own it just like every other IP. Besides, its not like anyone plays off discs for current gen consoles anyway.

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@magnum3000 said:

Both , generally i prefer physical but in this lockdown i've to buy digital games off PSN :)

I agree with this, I've bought a few more digital games this gen because of sales or lack of a physical release. I really wanted a physical release of Streets of Rage 4 BUT it released 2 months after digital and it was going to be $10 more expensive.

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#24  Edited By pyro1245
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The design of the digital version looks more aesthetically pleasing.

I'm just happy I can buy a console without a disc drive. Hate those things. Discs are trash.

Plus it's a console, for exclusives only. So I don't expect I'll need a full terabyte for a handful of games.

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#25 SolidGame_basic
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@Pedro said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

@Pedro: not necessarily true. My wonderful copy of Shadow of the Colossus remake says hi! πŸ˜‰

You still don't own it just like every other IP. Besides, its not like anyone plays off discs for current gen consoles anyway.

lol, you own the copy that you bought. How's that?

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#26  Edited By lundy86_4
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In terms of digital versus physical, then i'll always go physical if possible on consoles. Kinda wish the console wasn't so lopsided for that option.

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PS5 slim

😎

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#28  Edited By DrLostRib
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Wonder what the price difference will be.

Also, digital only kind of screws you over on BC if you bought physical this gen

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#29 Pedro
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@SolidGame_basic said:

lol, you own the copy that you bought. How's that?

πŸ‘

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#30 Pedro
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@drlostrib said:

Wonder what the price difference will be.

Also, digital only kind of screws you over on BC if you bought physical this gen

Not if you went all digital.😎

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@drlostrib said:

Wonder what the price difference will be.

Also, digital only kind of screws you over on BC if you bought physical this gen

Didn't even think of that.

You are right, we are supposed to be able to insert our PS4 disc and start playing.

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Discs all the way, you can sell them or give them back if they aint good or if you've completed them

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#33 floppydics
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There is no advantage to a digital only machine. Okay, a slight price difference the only thing that comes to mind. Can't lend your games to friends. And why would you want to throw away all your back compat disc library, that's insane. Physical tend to drop in price faster than digital also. Less downloading time and cool box art for your collection. Win win win.

I will admit though the digital PS5 looks slightly umm, less ugly than the disc version too. Pig in lipstick comes to mind though lol.

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Digital all the way. Won't be buying any disk based media any longer. No point for me.

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I own a lot of PS4 games and would like the ability to play them on the PS5 when I get it. But I did buy larger split then last gen of digital games though. I’m guessing it will probably be about 50-50 next gen.

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PS5 physical for me

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#37  Edited By Crazy_Chemist
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Normally i have always liked a physicle copy of the disc. But lately i have really liked the convience of digital. There really are pros and cons to both. Its not like i trade them in anyway, which i dont.

The big one for me is this

The good:

-dont have to keep swapping discs

-dont have to run to the store to buy it.

The bad:

- it takes much longer to be able to play the game. You download the game, install, possibly download a patch, then you can play. Takes to long.

-you dont own a physical copy so you cant trade it in for some credit on your next purchase.

I know there are more good and bad, but oh well....

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discs all the way. im a old school gamer and have a massive collection og physical games. i only bought digital once because of covid.

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Disc all the way, while 70% of my games are digital. Still would like the option to have be able to use disc.

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PS5 disc. its a no brainer for me

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#41 Telekill
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As long as a physical option is given, I'll always go for that over digital only.

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#42 xantufrog  Moderator
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The digital looks better, and I almost exclusively buy digital. But I'll still go for the disc. I like to pop blurays in and my wife gifts me physical games

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#43 DaVillain-  Moderator
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For me, it's "PS5 Digital" and I went digital on PS4 for the most parts, so I'll buy the disc-less and just keep my PS4 as a Blu-Ray Player if I need to.

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@xantufrog said:

The digital looks better, and I almost exclusively buy digital. But I'll still go for the disc. I like to pop blurays in and my wife gifts me physical games

Ahem, you mean, UHD discs.

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they better make 90% disc ones because 90% want a disc version including myself.

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Physical all day.

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@Pedro said:

All digital is going to dominate. Death to physical. Its not like you own the game anyways.😎

I agree, plus you get zero money when you try to sell/trade them at the end of consoles life cycle.

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#48 xantufrog  Moderator
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@SolidGame_basic: well I don't have a 4K tv (yet), so I don't care about UHDs (yet)