Originally Posted by aaronwt
I just can't do it even for the lower price. Because the user experience is completely different when using discs. With a disc it's feels like last gen to me. Heck without Kinect and DD I would not have even purchased a launch XBOne.
I was never really worried about trade ins because I rarely did it. Only in the last few years did I do that with the 360, and I barely got any money for my games from many years ago. The only ones I got a decent price for were almost new like GTAV and Ghosts because they were only weeks old.. But I only sold GTAV because I couldn't see playing a game one the 360 anymore. And I had only bought the disc version of ghosts to get the freefall map. And because BestBuy had a special trade in deal so it basically only cost me $10 to get the freefall map after trade in. I also purchased it digitally on the 360 with the $10 upgrade to the XBOne version. Ghosts was well worth it to me since I typically get many hours of play time from a CoD game. MAny of the other launch XBOne games, I will not get my moneys worth. But I would not be selling them if I had the disc version.
Same thing here, except discs have been last generation to me for several years now. Since about 2008 I've been keeping all of my digital media on hard drives. Everything I own now is digital stored to the point where I have 12TB NAS distributing all my media. I can access that NAS with any network connected device in my home.. and any internet connected device away from home. Rarely do I "buy" any more movies, but the few I absolutely had to "buy" are from a cloud based source like iTunes.. where I never have to worry about storing it or needing to keep track of the receipt for purchasing it. Those services generally allow me to re-download movies/media as many times as I want and I can watch it on my most of my devices with no need to ever store/organize/transport physical media.
I could give a crap less about selling a game back. Mainly because the sellback offers are so low, its rarely worth the gas money it takes to drive GameStop, Bestbuy or UPS to get your $2 bucks back on a $60 game. Beyond the low-ball trade in offers.. I simply isnt worth storing or tracking physical media anymore. Its nothing but clutter in my otherwise neat living room, bedroom or home theater basement.. and something else to sit gathering dust. Even worse as your disc library grows, the headache grows of keeping that media sorted, maintaining discs/cases/inserts & doing so in a manner where everything stays together without getting scratched, cracked, torn, lost, stolen. Just not worth worth the effort. I have no problem paying MORE for a digital download.. vs buying a disc.
And while I enjoy the HQ audio & video from BR.. I refuse to pay $10, 20 even $30 for a BR. I was shocked to see that 3D-BR's go for $30 at Costco! I learned my lesson buying tons of DVD's from 1998-2007 and am now stuck with about 500 DVD's that nobody wants including myself. So these days, instead of buying movies, I rent them. Chances are I'll only ever watch them once.. and if that once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence happens that I watch a movie a 2nd time.. then I have no problem picking them up Redbox kiosk or having them mailed to me.
As a final bonus, for buying all digital download this generation. I no longer have to swap discs between several of the same consoles. I have three (3) 360s and swapping discs became a nightmare. When switching between games, I can do so in seconds on any of the next gen consoles. And best of all, if I ever decide to take my console on the road (I travel alot for biz/leisure) I can pack much lighter.
MS & XBL are rather slow to the DD party. Buying DD for the XB1 is much more difficult & expensive than it is for the PS4. Take COD:Ghosts for example. I used Amazon Marketplace to buy the DD game for $49.99. I was instantly given a 12 digit code. I then logged on to PSN and entered that code. I then told PSN to download the game to my PS4. Without ever touching my PS4, I downloaded COD Ghosts for $10 less than the $59.99 retail price and the 34GB download took exactly 27 minutes to complete on my 75/35 FIOS internet connection. PSN also allows you to download games early and "unlock" them on their launch date so dont have to worry about the download servers getting overloaded on launch date. I would hope MS is paying close attention to how well Sony handles DD pricing & delivery.
And adjusts their model to follow suit. While I've also downloaded all of my XB1 games, the process is more involving and requires paying the full retail price of the game. Even still.. its worth it to me.