its exactly as you said really.
digital downloads in theory should be cheaper as the entire supply chain is much lower costs. No retail related costs such as shop assistants and building rent. However they are adding a premium to the conveniance factor.
There is also I believe an agreement with retailers that will never undercut retail. Retailers sadly still seem to have too much power with the forced retail exclusive content and these type of agreements.
Occasionally tho bargians can be had, I brought vesperia of the microsoft marketplace for £20, at the time there was no physical copies anywhere as they wasnt been produced, and people were selling 2nd hand copies on ebay for £70. Occasionally is sales as well. I dont know about the playstation side of things tho, interestingly DLC on the playstation costs more than the xbox, as the playstation has less favourable exchange rates.
I got AC3 of xbox marketplace for £4.99. Just brought the single player DLC for it on a 50% off deal as well.
Of course as well digital purchases dont need a disc inserted to play so thats further conveniance as well as speedier loading.
From what you guys have posted and what I have observed on DLC it does seem the sony side is worse than microsoft for online purchases.
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Edited by Chrysalis (Mon 09-Sep-13 09:20:22)