Assassins Creed Digital Download - £7.99 on PSN
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Assassins Creed Digital Download - £7.99 on PSN

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Good price if you want it now but 5.98 second hand in game and at least when you finish it you can return it for some cash back which you cant with a download. Once digital downloads on consoles become cheaper than buying the physical disks then I will begin really buying this way but until then I do not plan on buying games this way very often as it just doesnt make sense.

Costs them less to distribute to end users, costs them less to support, costs nothing in packaging like the box and manuals oh and the disks. Yet full games go to the Xbox and PS3 stores at prices often vastly higher than the high street even on release day just going to a supermarket can often be a heck of a lot cheaper than the console stores and then the price goes down in the shops and the PSN and Xbox stores take forever for a drop in the price and then when they do remain uncompetitive.

Make it worth my while and I'll buy this way as I like the advantages but dont take the customers as chumps.

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Should be £4.99 at most.

Oh and to add £5.98 second hand in game and then £4 store credit at CEX on the PS3 or £3 for 360. And if you want straight cash its £3 for PS3 or £2 for 360.

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So starts to really not make sense.

Sounds good to me, you would have to be pretty tight to grudge paying 7.99 for a good game like this. Plus a digital download sounds a lot easier than buying second hand and trading back in for the sake of a few qiud.

Sounds good to me, you would have to be pretty tight to grudge paying … Sounds good to me, you would have to be pretty tight to grudge paying 7.99 for a good game like this. Plus a digital download sounds a lot easier than buying second hand and trading back in for the sake of a few qiud.



It isn't the point of a few quid it is the point that they expect something that costs Sony and the developer next to nothing to release digitally compared to the cost of producing the disks. That requires writing a paper manual in all the relevant languages, packing it all in a case, the cover, sealing it up, putting in a lorry to a warehouse, then another lorry to a port, then a ship to take it where it needs to be then another lorry to a warehouse then another to the store then on the shelf till you buy it.

Every step has costs to it and factored in to the price you pay, yet all these companies seem to think that pricing things like this at a figure more than I can buy the physical medium for is reasonable. With the disk I can go out and buy it straight away without being encumbered with download delays I can come straight home and just play. I can lend it to friends so they can play and enjoy it, if my hard disk is full and then I want to play it again I dont have to wait an hour to download it again I can just grab it and play and when I'm done I can sell it on and get a few quid back if I really want to.

I agree AC is an amazing game, I would know I didn't even get to play it as my partner did to the point of platinum'ing it on my account before I even got a go. However it is the point of why are we as consumers paying more for something that does not cost more and in fact costs a whole lot less. We are being fleeced to pad the pockets of these companies for a convenience. And sadly I wont stand for that personally, if I phoned work tomorrow and said I want 50% more pay a month because I'd prefer to work without coming into the office I would be laughed off the line and the same applies here. We need to stand up to the likes of Sony and say, no I don't want to pay more for you doing jack all. Digital was advertised as the way forward and the way to make this sort of shopping cheaper but it doesnt seem to be in most cases.

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You're comparing USED games with digital downloads.
Pre-owned games are allowed to be sold as seconds, but £7.99 compared to a brand new copy of AC is good. You can't expect AC to be £3.99 on the store. For £7.99 you have it stored on your HDD so no wearing out your laser.

Dead Island is on the store for £35 - I wouldn't spend that as you can buy the disc version for £10 less and if you ever decide to sell up, you can, but for something like AC which is pretty cheap, then I think it's good.

A good price for a digital download - nice spot

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Adahn

A good price for a digital download - nice spot



I thought so too, but consumer greed has stopped the minority from seeing a good deal.

If a company do a special offer, like this one, then rather than the public thinking it's a good price, they instantly wonder where it can be had cheaper. It's a terrible country at the moment for consumer greed.

The way I see it:

Digital Copy at £7.99 VS Pre-owned Copy at £6.00....

- You have no idea where the pre-owned copy is - bearing in mind the society we live in and that half the country don't wash their hands after taking a dump, do you really want to have a germ infested game in your hands?

- No need to put any wear/tear on the lens using a digital copy.

- You save £2 buying a scabby pre-owned copy....

- Faster loading times with the digital version - This is FACT as I've noticed this myself. It's not much, but it's still faster.

- Instant copy - no having to travel into the city or wait days for it in the post

- It's always there ready to play on your HDD

- Disc versions can scratch, especially this game as it's so old, no doubt most pre-owned copies will be a mess.

I think £7.99 is good.

jaydog69

- Instant copy - no having to travel into the city or wait days for it in … - Instant copy - no having to travel into the city or wait days for it in the post



If you've waited this long for Assassins Creed, then I doubt a few more days makes a difference.

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Should be £4.99 at most.


or less imho as it has zero re-sale value (and its a crap game )
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