The 5 reasons to choose physical video games

It is undeniable that in recent years the digital market has been banging on the table in front of the physical format.

Until a bit more than 10 years ago, the digital format hardly existed but, after the boom of digital platforms such as Steam and the creation of digital stores specific to each platform, the physical video game, as we know it, has been eclipsed by the boom of the digital format.

As an added bonus, it is worth highlighting the possibilities offered to consumers, if they want to go one step further, to acquire a collector’s edition. These editions are not for everyone, but it is undeniable that thanks to the physical format the majority of collector’s editions overwhelm in reservations as they offer, in most cases, interesting products for the consumer.

Loan between friends and acquaintances (and not so acquaintances)

Without a doubt, the loan of videogames is one of the best advantages that this format has in order to survive on its own. Lending a physical videogame is something simple and above all accessible. Thanks to this loan, users can make exchanges for other games to take advantage of its useful life. Also, you have to be very brave to lend mail and password to a friend in order to enjoy your digital title … Right?

Collecting Collector Collections

 

Without a doubt, the physical format is a great attraction for collectors. Offering consumers the chance to collect their own video games is a powerful point.

As an added bonus, it is worth highlighting the possibilities offered to consumers, if they want to go one step further, to acquire a collector’s edition. These editions are not for everyone, but it is undeniable that thanks to the physical format the majority of collector’s editions overwhelm in reservations as they offer, in most cases, interesting products for the consumer.

Second hand market

The second-hand market is a world full of possibilities. We’ve all bought a second-hand game, and we’ve certainly had to be thankful for it. This second-hand buying and selling system are based exclusively on the physical system, offering the consumer 2 ways to benefit from it:

  • Selling your own video games: in order to get rid of them and obtain an economic retribution that will help the purchase of new video games. It doesn’t matter if the reason is disappointment with the video game itself, obtaining space or money. Selling helps to buy.

  • Acquisition of video games: in this case, the purchase of second-hand video games gives the user the possibility of buying at a more affordable price; if we visit a second-hand store it is very likely that we will find a forgotten jewel that we thought was lost and that, thanks to the discount offered by this market, we will be encouraged to buy it. Buying helps sell.

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Non-dependence of a service

The physical format user can consider himself to be a free user as far as services are concerned. Thanks to the physical purchase, the player is not directly dependent on a “gaming cloud” that may, in the not too distant future, stop providing such service. What you buy physically is yours; real, specific, tangible and material.

Internet is just an option

Today we live in the era of the Internet and video games use this environment to provide options. There are videogames that feed directly from the Internet to be able to play it, yes, but… What about titles without multiplayer? That’s when the physical format user wins the battle. By simply inserting the disc and waiting for the installation to finish, you can play. The digital format is fed from the Internet so it is a considerable handicap.

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