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PlayStation 5 owners prefer boxed games to downloads

 

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The company found that retail has consistently outsold digital, with 51% more boxed games sold than downloads by the end of August.

November 2020 was the only month where full-game downloads have outperformed retail sales at 950,000 units compared to 840,000. After this, PS5's retail games have consistently outsold digital every month.

 

And the gap has widened over time. In December 2020, five retail games were sold for every four downloads. By the end of August, this had increased to three boxed games for ever two digital.

 

 

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-11-19-playstation-5-owners-prefer-boxed-games-to-downloads?s=09

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1 minute ago, Bluebolt05 said:

Wondering how these numbers will look like once Sony stops mandatory bundling which it does right now due to shortage.

Well if you are wondering things 

you should also wonder one more thing.

 

How these numbers would look like if all the PS5’s sold through so far would have reached to the end user instead of a scalper’s basement,still packed away. 

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5 minutes ago, Bluebolt05 said:

Wondering how these numbers will look like once Sony stops mandatory bundling which it does right now due to shortage.

 

The number is offset by the fact that there are 20% digital only PS5 consoles. The real ratio should only include disk version owners because on DE you have no choice, but I guess its impossible to count that. By rough estimate, if everyone had disk consoles, the disk ratio should go up further 10% (50% of 20%) to 60:40.

 

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11 hours ago, ZooZoo said:

Not now but that deal comes once in a month. 

Is there any chance of a 19% offer for an HDFC card showing up before 29th of this month?!?

 

Today it has a 7.5% offer 

 

Should I wait or go for current one coz I have only HDFC. 

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10 minutes ago, AnK said:

Is there any chance of a 19% offer for an HDFC card showing up before 29th of this month?!?

 

Today it has a 7.5% offer 

 

Should I wait or go for current one coz I have only HDFC. 

15% off on one cards. So effectively a 2k wallet top up will only cost you 1700. 

 

And that 19% discount is only for icici cc users afaik. 

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3 hours ago, AnK said:

Well if you are wondering things 

you should also wonder one more thing.

 

How these numbers would look like if all the PS5’s sold through so far would have reached to the end user instead of a scalper’s basement,still packed away. 

I think that is a different tangent. Regarding argument of scalpers, They buy it to sell at a profit. Inventory with them/In transit shouldn't be more than 15 days. Simply put, premium  they could earn decays on holding. They have no incentive to hold and all the more incentive to sell. 

Also they do not properly disclose their data source. Could be a bit off. You might want to take these numbers with a pinch of salt. Original video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKgtpVTh-B0&ab_channel=GamesIndustry.biz

 

3 hours ago, CarbonCore said:

 

The number is offset by the fact that there are 20% digital only PS5 consoles. The real ratio should only include disk version owners because on DE you have no choice, but I guess its impossible to count that. By rough estimate, if everyone had disk consoles, the disk ratio should go up further 10% (50% of 20%) to 60:40.

 

Longer term digital is ~70%. Possibly due to convenience in buying cheaper games during sales. Right now not a lot of ps5 games exist and they are definitely not discounted except maybe 1 or 2 recent release. What you are saying will increase the disc vs digital divide and is correct but I still feel a lot of this is coming from forced bundling. Have no way to quantify it though. 

 

3 hours ago, AnK said:

Is there any chance of a 19% offer for an HDFC card showing up before 29th of this month?!?

 

Today it has a 7.5% offer 

 

Should I wait or go for current one coz I have only HDFC. 

Amazon has a 5% off. A 10% sale mostly comes once or twice a month which is 14.5%. I can also DM a guy's number. Have bought vouchers a few times at 15% from him but I prefer Amazon/Tatacliq If I can get the same 15% 

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3 minutes ago, AnK said:

What is this One Card & how do I get it?!?

 

Is it free of cost?!?

 

Was invite only till some months ago, dunno now. It's free, you get a metal card and good reward points. It's all based on a app so trying applying from there & incase they're not taking applications, pm me your number, I'll send you an invitation.

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