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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 26-Jan-14 22:49:57
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Seems a first for a new game?

tales of symphonia chronicles £40 amazon, £25 psn. smile

Standard User astateoftrance
(experienced) Fri 31-Jan-14 20:53:46
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That's the way it should be and hopefully that will become the norm. Microsoft said recently they want to lower the prices of digital games.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 01-Feb-14 00:06:19
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Should be, but not always : Sometimes it is cheaper to buy something from Play.com rather than a digital download (usually from Valve).

Plus, of course, unopened boxed items on eBay can be cheaper too - BF3 was for me...

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Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Sat 01-Feb-14 09:59:32
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There's absolutely no reason a digital copy should be more expensive than a physical one

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 01-Feb-14 11:49:27
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Its because EA (and to a slightly lesser extent, Valve), so no difference between a retail copy of something and a download version. It could also be regarded as greed, but that is only a slight part of it.

To prove my point, XCom: Enemy unknown is (at the most expensive) £14.68
Same game on Steam is £29.99

Wait a few days, and you can save yourself over £15!

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 01-Feb-14 17:40:51
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sadly in this case I think its because namco are marking up the retail copies rather than discounting digital.

The price premium on the retail copies outside of north america is over 50%. In america digital and retail are similiar priced, but in EU and australia the digital is about the same as america with retail almost double price.

Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Sat 01-Feb-14 20:15:33
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Don't let them win, do like me and wait until the price drops before buying.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 02-Feb-14 00:41:39
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I used to do that all the time, until they started cutting bits out of games to readd as a preorder bonuses.

What I think I will probably do with this game is buy it on psn, and consider buying it later on disc for collector reasons if its good enough.

Standard User astateoftrance
(experienced) Sun 02-Feb-14 21:12:32
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On the PS3 it's almost always cheaper to buy a physical copy of a game than a digital download.
Standard User astateoftrance
(experienced) Sun 02-Feb-14 21:23:12
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That's what I do...last full price game I bought was BF: BC2.
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