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[Let’s Talk] Digital vs. physical

Posted on September 9, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk

If you want to buy a game these days, there are two major ways to do so. You can either purchase a physical copy at retailers, or pick up the digital version from a place like the eShop.

Some folks prefer going all digital so that games can be easily accessed. Not having to deal with boxes and clutter might be viewed as another plus. But on the other hand, buying a physical copy means you’ll absolutely have the game forever (assuming the disc doesn’t break), and it’s a way of collecting something tangible.

Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle. I do prefer physical copies, but if a game is only being sold digitally, that won’t stop me from making a purchase. And if I see that a digital copy has received a massive discount, I’ll probably opt for that instead of going the physical route.

Which side of the fence do you side on? Do you lean one way in particular? Do you refuse to buy any games digitally (or vice versa)? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – September 2017

Mic Smith

Still playing BOTW. I just love it. Finished master trial on master mode and loving roaming around with awakened MS.


Just finished Mario + Rabbids’ last world yesterday. A great game, but plagued by some technical issues that I hope to see resolved soon.


Sonic Mania has been dominating my time at home. Really, really well-made game, and more challenging than I expected.

Also the MHXX demo with different weapons because I feel empty inside.

Clearing up my backlog and playing 7th Dragon III Code VFD on 3DS during my commutes to/from work.

Thinking about playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions again. It’s been on my mind.

Daniel Limón

This week I’ve been playing Kirby: Planet Robobot on 3DS and completing Tails and Knuckles game in Sonic Mania on Switch. They’re both super beautiful games and incredibly fun, I’m amazed of how great “Mania” is, I didn’t feel like this since the Sonic Advance series.

Luke WalkingMoonTree

I’m playing both Mario+Rabbids and Splatoon 2, the latter of which I just recently borrowed from a friend, surprisingly enough I’m finding myself enjoying M+R MORE than Splatoon 2 : the game is just so charming and funny that It keeps me glued to the Switch! Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving Splatoon 2 aswell but I’m preferring M+R, probably a factor in this is the development team being from my same country, so in these days I had the chance to contact them and talk about the game, show them a few problems I found and they were so cool about it that it gave the game additional value

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