Which do you prefer and how do you choose which release to get digital and for which to get a physical copy?
I've long preferred physical copies as I love displaying my collection a shelf and also enjoy simply looking at the cover art from time to time. It will started with Dragon Age: Inquisition which was initially available only on PSN. With no alternative, I went digital and ended up liking the experience. Especially when you finish watching a blu-ray or playing a game and then when you want to play something else, feel lazy to get out of bed and change the disc. I liked the convenience of digital of not having to switch discs. The same pro is applicable for Remote Play when you're in another city or something. It's nice to have access to your entire library instead of just one game. (This is just in theory; I don't have the internet speed to do this currently ). I snagged the digital versions of Last of Us, Far Cry 4, and Destiny for really cheap prices. I had opted for digital solely for the prices.
What's happened lately is that I've played the digital versions more than the physical editions. For example: Last week, I had finished watching a Blu-ray and it was 1 a.m. I thought of playing a bit of Infamous (which I haven't yet completed) but was all tucked in bed and didn't want to get up. So I ended up playing 20mins of Destiny instead. This may sound lazy but on weekdays I'm way too exhausted to go to another room and change discs.
This would've been fine were it not for the 1.5 tb limit on the PS4. (I still have a 500gb HDD) I end up being hesitant when it comes to uninstalling digital games because it's a pain to download them all over again. But with the latest update allowing you to transfer to an external HDD, I'm beginning to reconsider digital. How easy is it to uninstall and install from an HDD? But buying external HDDs would again negate the cost of the digital discounts..
I'm thinking: Digital for games that I'll play regularly for years to come. Like Destiny, Division, Battlefront, Injustice.
Physical copies for one-time play-throughs like Arkham Knight.
The question is..Do I get the digital version of Shadow of Mordor for 2k on PSN or wait for a used copy? (which may take god knows how long)
This digital vs physical dilemma is something I've been having for months now. Was wondering what you guys do.
Edited by AtheK, 23 April 2015 - 10:43 AM.