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When I buy a game via digital download, THIS is the most important to me... [poll]
 
A reduced price from its physical counterpart (18/44 votes)
 41%
Convenience of not having to use a physical disc (9/44 votes)
 20%
Having my game tied to a user account (9/44 votes)
 20%
Playing my game across my current devices (0/44 votes)
 0%
Immediate game acquirement (6/44 votes)
 14%
Other (2/44 votes)
 5%
 
What is the most important to you when you buy a game somewhere digitally? Note: Some of these options may not relate directly to Nintendo, but with digital game services in general, so just vote for the option that attracts you to digital game purchases in general.

1.) A reduced price from its physical counterpart - You like to get a great deal, and on some services, sales are frequent. Companies can price games a little lower without the physical overhead costs.

2.) Convenience of not having to use a physical disc - You don't have to put in a disc! Just click and start playing. You don't even have to worry about making room on the shelf!

3.) Having my game tied to a user account - Was your system lost or stolen? Did you lose track of where your disc was? No worries. Your game is tied to your user account, so you can easily redownload it. With your game tied to a user account, there is also the potential that your ownership of a game will extend to future platforms. Or, maybe you decide to get that new phone or computer - all of your purchases can simply be redownloaded after signing into your account.

4.) Playing my game across my current devices - Do you have a PC set up in the office, with your Macbook floating around somewhere else? Are you a Vita user who also owns a PS3? Do you have your iPad for home use, with the iPhone for on the go gaming? Click this option if you like having your games available across your current devices the most.

5.) Immediate game acquirement - Hey, this game just came out. You don't have to wait for it to ship. You don't have to camp out anywhere. Just click a link and it's yours...immediately (or however long it takes your device to download it).

6.) Other - Am I missing something? Feel free to post it here. Please to not say "ALL OF THE ABOVE" here, as I was just curious to see what the one thing is that attracts people most to digital purchases.

Edit: I may have to reword this somehow...I know there is some overlap. Having a game tied to your user account can really encompass many things, from playing your game across many devices, to future backwards compatibility. Let me know if you think I should repost this.

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Posted: 02/26/13, 20:54:58  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/13, 20:57:35
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@Pokefreak911

Indeed. More sales would lead me to buy more digital games on the WiiU. I bought F-Zero for 30 cents, because it's 30 cents. I don't even like F-Zero. I just wanted to reinforce the fact that the cheaper and more readily available it is, the more likely I am to buy it! ECONOMICS!!!!>!
Posted: 02/27/13, 14:10:55
nate38 said:
@anon_mastermind Use a broomstick to reach things that are far away! Put a wad of chewing gum on the end as a makeshift adhesive!
Haha, that or I can practice slinging Wii U discs into the disc drive from my couch. They have those rounded edges so they should be ok.
Posted: 02/27/13, 18:54:57
The thing is, and maybe I'm just overly traditional and possibly overly sentimental, but I like having the physical copy of games. If price is equal, I'd rather have the disk.

So for me, a lower price would definitely be an incentive for me to buy digital.
Posted: 02/27/13, 18:58:41
@TheBigG753

You're so traditional that you spell disc incorrectly! We optical now, baby!
Posted: 02/27/13, 19:12:27
All of the choices are good. I'll have to go by elimination:

It's not the reduced price anymore, as I bite way less often these days when there are sales.
Not the user account.
I'm not really playing across several devices.
Immediate game acquirement? I force myself to buy poins cards to curb impulse purchases.

It's the convenience of being discless, I suppose. Not just on 3DS, but Wii U as well, especially since so many games can be played right off the Pad. And I like the absence of disc cases cluttering my appartment.
Posted: 02/27/13, 19:19:02  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/13, 19:21:53
Kal-El814 said:
@TheBigG753

You're so traditional that you spell disc incorrectly!
Says the guy whose icon is from a game that I still have on diskettes.
Posted: 02/27/13, 19:31:15
@ludist210

I had Betrayal at Krondor, GK, and KQVI on CD. Ah, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Posted: 02/27/13, 19:34:24
@Kal-El814

My first CD games were King's Quest V (which I also had on disk beforehand) and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. I'm trying to remember if there was anything else.
Posted: 02/27/13, 19:42:39
Mixed up Mother Goose!
Posted: 02/27/13, 20:22:52
@Kal-El814

A classic. I also like Mixed Up Fairy Tales, which had some great classical music.
Posted: 02/27/13, 21:06:16
I chose the "Having my game tied to a user account" option.

As far as price, I don't need it to be less (though it would be nice and really should be the case) but what sucks is when it actually costs more) than the current market value for a full game.
Posted: 02/27/13, 21:10:20
I prefer physical copies for several reasons. What's most important to me when downloading games is having them tied to an account so if the system I downloaded the games on ends up getting ruined or is damaged to the point where it would be cheaper to buy a new one thank fix it, I'll have a way to play those games if I replace it.
Posted: 02/27/13, 22:15:33  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/13, 22:16:09
@Kal-El814

Disc, disk, same difference.

...

dick...
Posted: 02/28/13, 01:28:05
TheBigG753 said:
@Kal-El814

Disc, disk, same difference.

...

dick...

Disc = CD (or similar media)
Disk = Hard Drive (or similar device)

Disc is basically for optical and disk is essentially for magnetic.
Posted: 02/28/13, 12:40:27  - Edited by 
 on: 02/28/13, 12:41:12
Xbob42 said:
Know what I do when I want a friend to fucking play a game I love?

That was I support the developer AND give my friends and awesome game that I don't have to worry about being returned!

But maybe I'm just CRAZY.

That's all well and good, but if I was to gift an AWESOME handheld game to Mustache he still wouldn't play
Posted: 02/28/13, 12:58:21
@Shadowlink Well that's cause he's a jerk.
Posted: 02/28/13, 13:01:42
@Shadowlink, @Xbob42

He's not a jerk, he's....just ignorant is all.

..... sorry Rob! We love you! And yes, I mean in *that* way!
Posted: 02/28/13, 16:24:00
I chose "other" for a promise that my digital content wouldn't die with the current hardware generation, or... ever, for that matter. This concept can be associated with an account system, but, as Sony is showing with the PS4, even an account system is not an absolute guarantee.
Posted: 03/01/13, 02:41:59
@NinSage
Yeah I don't know what Sony was thinking with no digital BC.
Posted: 03/01/13, 02:51:40
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