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      Pokémon Sword | Shield on Nintendo Switch £39.49 CDKeys
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      Pokémon Sword | Shield on Nintendo Switch £39.49 CDKeys

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      Posted 11th Nov
      Cheapest to purchase for a digital version from a trusted digital game seller. I know that you can purchase this through the eshop using an AUS account for £42.95 but for those that are purchasing for a UK account this would help.
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      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games.
      They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 08:43

      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They …Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.


      Game sharing is a good enough reason for me. Me and the wife can play and only pay once. I’d prefer that than having to buy two copies of every game.
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      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games.
      They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.
      I'd rather pay £2 more for a physical edition with steelbook, but I know some prefer digital
      teh.arn11/11/2019 08:43

      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They …Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.


      Game sharing is a good enough reason for me. Me and the wife can play and only pay once. I’d prefer that than having to buy two copies of every game.
      thesinstar11/11/2019 09:03

      Game sharing is a good enough reason for me. Me and the wife can play and …Game sharing is a good enough reason for me. Me and the wife can play and only pay once. I’d prefer that than having to buy two copies of every game.


      You can't game share on switch
      MonkeyMan9011/11/2019 09:10

      You can't game share on switch


      You can though as I do it. Me and the wife game share and play the same games at the same time. It’s easy enough, just has more loops than say Xbox game sharing.
      thesinstar11/11/2019 09:11

      You can though as I do it. Me and the wife game share and play the same …You can though as I do it. Me and the wife game share and play the same games at the same time. It’s easy enough, just has more loops than say Xbox game sharing.


      Care to share as the only way I thought was if 1 of you got kicked off the game
      MonkeyMan9011/11/2019 09:16

      Care to share as the only way I thought was if 1 of you got kicked off the …Care to share as the only way I thought was if 1 of you got kicked off the game


      Just have one console as primary and the other as secondary. The primary console does need to be connected to the internet though to check the game license, if that’s not an issue and/or you have a phone you can tether your golden.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 08:43

      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They …Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.


      For me, with Nintendo First Party particularly, as well as holding their price, they also hold their quality. I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish, without having to swap game carts, or fancy playing something that I remember I have sold.

      If you aren't someone who ever revisits games, obviously physical is the way to go, on all platforms
      Polythene11/11/2019 09:22

      For me, with Nintendo First Party particularly, as well as holding their …For me, with Nintendo First Party particularly, as well as holding their price, they also hold their quality. I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish, without having to swap game carts, or fancy playing something that I remember I have sold.If you aren't someone who ever revisits games, obviously physical is the way to go, on all platforms


      "I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish"

      That's why I go Physical.
      You never know what's going to happen with licensing/servers etc.
      By going digital, you immediately opt in for future updates of the game. By going physical, a future patch could fix a potential glitch for duplication or another bug which you could take advantage of, by having a digital version you'd lose this ability.
      thesinstar11/11/2019 09:20

      Just have one console as primary and the other as secondary. The primary …Just have one console as primary and the other as secondary. The primary console does need to be connected to the internet though to check the game license, if that’s not an issue and/or you have a phone you can tether your golden.


      I think you mean the secondary console needs to be connected to the Internet. But that's only when you start the game as the check is only done once.

      Start the game online. Then turn off the tethering for that secondary console and you're fine until you need to change a game.

      You can then play the same digital game on the primary console because the secondary is "offline".

      If you do this work around then you can fully game share on 2 devices with no restrictions. You just need to play the system. It's just a shame you can only do all this on the same account user but it's better than nothing.
      Edited by: "kwesleyb" 11th Nov
      teh.arn11/11/2019 08:43

      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They …Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.


      First party games are the ones I tend to buy digital so they are always on the device. Who is looking to sell Mario Kart or Smash Bros anytime soon?
      Edited by: "HeyPablo" 11th Nov
      MonkeyMan9011/11/2019 09:16

      Care to share as the only way I thought was if 1 of you got kicked off the …Care to share as the only way I thought was if 1 of you got kicked off the game


      You only get kicked off if trying to use the same player at the same time on the 2nd Switch. If another family member wants to play as themselves, they can. So you have the full digital library playable at the same time on two devices.
      Schwarzenegger11/11/2019 09:56

      By going digital, you immediately opt in for future updates of the game. …By going digital, you immediately opt in for future updates of the game. By going physical, a future patch could fix a potential glitch for duplication or another bug which you could take advantage of, by having a digital version you'd lose this ability.


      Ha ha. That’s the worst argument for physical I’ve ever heard.
      HeyPablo11/11/2019 10:28

      First party games are the ones I tend to buy digital so they are always on …First party games are the ones I tend to buy digital so they are always on the device. Who is looking to sell Mario Kart or Smash Bros anytime soon?



      Loads of people can be.
      Those that don't like the games, change to circumstances etc etc
      teh.arn11/11/2019 09:42

      "I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish"That's …"I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish"That's why I go Physical. You never know what's going to happen with licensing/servers etc.


      I have lost more physical games than I have lost licences!
      Polythene11/11/2019 11:04

      I have lost more physical games than I have lost licences!


      Well digital is probably better for you then, I'm not clumsy and have never lost or broken a physical game so don't have to have that as a concern.
      It all tends to get down to 'I don't want to have to change the disc/cart' as an argument.

      I don't mind having to change media.
      I do buy digital, but only when it's worth it e.g. much cheaper than physical or is only available digitally.
      Otherwise there doesn't seem much point to me.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 10:46

      Loads of people can be.Those that don't like the games, change to …Loads of people can be.Those that don't like the games, change to circumstances etc etc


      -“Where’s Mario Kart, dad?”
      -“I sold it.”
      -“What?”

      No.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 08:43

      Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They …Can never understand buying digital for first party Nintendo games. They hold their value so well and they're rarely cheaper than physical.



      But this implies you will want to ever sell the game.
      PsychONeill11/11/2019 11:46

      But this implies you will want to ever sell the game.



      You might want to.
      You also might want to lend it to someone.
      I use the game share ability so that me and brother both get the game from one copy. Each to their own on physical and digital versions.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 09:42

      "I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish"That's …"I like having a library of games that I can play whenever I wish"That's why I go Physical. You never know what's going to happen with licensing/servers etc.


      physical media can also degrade or get lost or broken, nothing is really safe forever
      HeyPablo11/11/2019 10:28

      First party games are the ones I tend to buy digital so they are always on …First party games are the ones I tend to buy digital so they are always on the device. Who is looking to sell Mario Kart or Smash Bros anytime soon?


      I actually see them 2nd hand quite often, and at best you save £2 compared to buying the game new since they retain their price so well as previously pointed out
      Felicitous11/11/2019 12:00

      physical media can also degrade or get lost or broken, nothing is really …physical media can also degrade or get lost or broken, nothing is really safe forever



      It can do, but it's pretty rare.
      Quality of physical media is pretty good now, I've got loads of 80s/90s games that are still fine.
      I've only ever seen one game across thousands (Sega CD game) that had 'Disc Rot'.

      As long as they're not stored in a terrible environment they should be fine.
      Felicitous11/11/2019 12:02

      I actually see them 2nd hand quite often, and at best you save £2 compared …I actually see them 2nd hand quite often, and at best you save £2 compared to buying the game new since they retain their price so well as previously pointed out


      That may be. Point is that I’m not looking to sell, so physical re-sell value isn’t a consideration.

      Makes me laugh when people are howling at the moon about physical on a digital deal listing.
      HeyPablo11/11/2019 12:43

      That may be. Point is that I’m not looking to sell, so physical re-sell v …That may be. Point is that I’m not looking to sell, so physical re-sell value isn’t a consideration. Makes me laugh when people are howling at the moon about physical on a digital deal listing.


      I don't like selling games either, never get a good value for them but resellers often sell at a higher price than new from what I see
      I believe the best 'game sharing' method for Switch [which hasn't quite been fully explained here]:

      A different profile to the one which purchased the game plays it on the primary console of the 'purchase profile'.

      Which leaves the 'purchase profile' able to play it freely on a secondary console (internet check is always required on secondary consoles).

      This way different profiles are able to play the same game.
      Edited by: "jco83" 11th Nov
      kwesleyb11/11/2019 10:11

      I think you mean the secondary console needs to be connected to the …I think you mean the secondary console needs to be connected to the Internet. But that's only when you start the game as the check is only done once.Start the game online. Then turn off the tethering for that secondary console and you're fine until you need to change a game. You can then play the same digital game on the primary console because the secondary is "offline".If you do this work around then you can fully game share on 2 devices with no restrictions. You just need to play the system. It's just a shame you can only do all this on the same account user but it's better than nothing.


      You can play as different account user on Primary console

      Another aside is - if the primary console isn't connected to the internet; then a secondary console can't tell what game it's playing
      pirate111/11/2019 07:14

      A bit cheaper at Shopto …A bit cheaper at Shopto https://www.shopto.net/en/ndo10003305-pokemon-shield-switch-download-p175466/


      I seen that but they only release the codes on the morning of release. Sadly some people don't have a fast enough internet so the option to pre-load with buying it from CDKeys may help. Although it depends on if you want to play it at midnight considering the game is 9.5GB.
      jco8311/11/2019 13:12

      You can play as different account user on Primary console Another aside …You can play as different account user on Primary console Another aside is - if the primary console isn't connected to the internet; then a secondary console can't tell what game it's playing


      You are correct, I was on about the secondary console and digital purchases made on said account.
      kwesleyb11/11/2019 10:11

      I think you mean the secondary console needs to be connected to the …I think you mean the secondary console needs to be connected to the Internet. But that's only when you start the game as the check is only done once.Start the game online. Then turn off the tethering for that secondary console and you're fine until you need to change a game. You can then play the same digital game on the primary console because the secondary is "offline".If you do this work around then you can fully game share on 2 devices with no restrictions. You just need to play the system. It's just a shame you can only do all this on the same account user but it's better than nothing.


      Doesn't sound long winded or awkward at all.

      Yes son you can play Mario now but first we need to either go back home, connect to the net, start the game and then keep it on until we get there. Or try and tether the unit to my mobile phone hoping I have enough data and signal to verify the game.
      Dad, can you just be me the cartridge next time please.
      fireman111/11/2019 15:49

      Doesn't sound long winded or awkward at all.Yes son you can play Mario now …Doesn't sound long winded or awkward at all.Yes son you can play Mario now but first we need to either go back home, connect to the net, start the game and then keep it on until we get there. Or try and tether the unit to my mobile phone hoping I have enough data and signal to verify the game.Dad, can you just be me the cartridge next time please.


      You make it sound difficult. It's a 5 second job.
      kwesleyb11/11/2019 16:17

      You make it sound difficult. It's a 5 second job.


      Wow how did you know I live 2 and a half seconds away from the park.
      teh.arn11/11/2019 11:57

      You might want to.You also might want to lend it to someone.



      Well then buy it physically. Isn’t it great that we have a choice as consumers?
      fireman111/11/2019 16:28

      Wow how did you know I live 2 and a half seconds away from the park.


      Are you OK?
      Any idea how to wrap a digital code?
      zipmonkey29/11/2019 19:33

      Any idea how to wrap a digital code?


      Print it on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. Just like how you would gift money.
      zipmonkey29/11/2019 19:33

      Any idea how to wrap a digital code?


      BrettPenzer29/11/2019 21:08

      Print it on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. Just like how you …Print it on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. Just like how you would gift money.



      Aw,... and not inside a Trojan horse? Like a digital piñata?

      Aw nuts. Still, I wonder if that’s where they got the expression ‘don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’.
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