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Nov 23 2013
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Why would anyone buy digital copies of store available games?

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I understand same price as store and not having to go there.

 

My quesiton is more because these games seem to take up ALOT of space (10GB for those that have discs so I assume digital is way more).  With only 500GB, won't that fill up HDD fast and then you have to delete some of the games you purchased?

 

Maybe I'm wrong, but curious

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First Son
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Nov 23, 2013
Some do it just to avoid the inconvenience of having to travel 30 miles to the store like I have too. But feel for the poor xbox one owners who don't get a drive that can be upgraded or external storage options. They have the only option to remove games they don't play lol
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Nov 23, 2013

It's a matter of personal opinion. Some do it, not only to cut down on traveling out to a store that's not nearby but because there's no risk of the disc getting destroyed-especially if the person in question has little kids that are infamous for it. If the game gets deleted from the hard drive it's a simple matter to just go back and redownload it without having to pay for the game again.

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First Son
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Nov 23, 2013

If you take notice to all the game reviews, etc it looks like the install sizes are the same regardless of disc or digital, so in the long run hard drive space really isnt a factor...  Personally I rather wait the 10-15 minutes for a disc based install than have to wait a couple to a few hours to download 30-40 gigs at the mercy of how fast or slow PSN wants to be on any given day.

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Nov 23, 2013

What disc-based games do you have that only take up 10 gigs?  The only ones I have that take up so little space are PS+ games that I downloaded.  Killzone: 39 GB.  Madden: 15 GB.  Battlefield: 35 GB. Need for Speed: 16 GB.  All installed from Disc.  The discs are just a delivery method.  The data still gets copied to the hard drive.

 

Contrasting that, Warframe: 9.614 GB.  Resogun: 0.466 GB.  Contrast: 2.575 GB.  Blacklight: 5.640 GB.  The only downloaded game I have that takes a lot of space is DC Universe at 28 GB.

 

The only advantag a disc has is you can sell it when you're done.

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Nov 23, 2013

i have nba 2k14 on disc and it takes up 46gb after install and still takes time to load. Eventually old files need to be deleted

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Nov 23, 2013

i have 2 ps4's=== a digi game can be played on both at the same time-- canrt do that with a disc




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Nov 26, 2013
Now I'm a little confused. I have fifa14, have played a season, and went to start yesterday without disc. It said insert disc.

So how are the discs installing onto HDD if I still need the disc?
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Nov 26, 2013
The disc is still required for copy protection purposes. If the disc was not required, you and your friends could all split the cost of a game, then install that one copy on all of your machines.
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Nov 26, 2013

Even disc based games still have to install so it's not like I'm losing memory by buying digital over physical, sometimes I'd rather have physical so I can trade or sell it if i don't want or play the game anymore but at the same time, digital keeps my game library up which is also a good thing

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