The Last of Us Remastered (£15.99), Hitman (£17.99), Wipeout Omega (£19.99), Nioh (£24.49 Plus) & Gravity Rush 2 (£19.99) and more PS4 games @ PSN
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The Last of Us Remastered (£15.99), Hitman (£17.99), Wipeout Omega (£19.99), Nioh (£24.49 Plus) & Gravity Rush 2 (£19.99) and more PS4 games @ PSN

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BubaMan4 m ago

Thanks - added


Gravity Rush 2 - £19.99
Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.
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cuffbertt56 m ago

What is the appeal of downloading games over physical discs? Genuine …What is the appeal of downloading games over physical discs? Genuine question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm sure there are good reasons, I just don't get it lol. Is it the ease of not having to go to a shop or wait for a delivery, or is there something else I'm missing?You can get The Last of Us for £25 from CEX, play it for a couple months or whatever, then take it back and get a £16 voucher for it. So it costs you £9 to play.I guess if you want to keep it forever then downloading it makes sense as you don't have to store a disc and it's cheaper.


There's a few few pros & cons...

Pros
Games always available
No messing about
Less physical space needed.
Game sharing.
Remote Play without assistance / forethought
Convenience
Cheap credit can be found
No risk of loss or damage
New releases are playable at midnight

Cons
Ususally more expensive
No trade-in value
Need to download before you can play
Can't lend to a friend
Need more HDD storage if complete collection availability needed
Sometimes, titles are removed from the store without adequate justification or notice
Physical new releases are sometimes delivered early

I have a mixed strategy... I get cheap PSN credit and game-share so the cost of digital games is greatly reduced.
However, for single-player games, I generally buy physical and trade-in quickly.

There are some exceptions... where single-player games are particularly outstanding, I might buy again as digital when the price drops.
Sometimes the effective digital price is just so low as to make any trade-in value negligible.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 2nd Aug 2017
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I am slowly coming round to digital content having been a staunch physical guy

I used to only buy digital content for those digital only indie titles and season passes (although sometimes season passes would eventually be released on a GOTY ediiton) but even then I would wait for a sale as I hate paying full price for any digital content

My usual habit was paying for a physical game on release (I only tend to play single player games these days) try to get a good deal on it, maybe pay £30-35 for it then complete it and sell it on ASAP whilst it still has its value, then if the game is good enough I will want to play it again when 6 months, a year. 2 years down the line I will pick it up physcially again for a hugely reduced price £10-15, again with the option of reselling

Now that digital games becoming cheaper on PSN (catching up with steam prices) I bought Uncharted 4 a couple of months ago when it was £14.99, which is the AAA digital game I have ever bought, I had already bought, completed and sold it on lrease but knew I would play it a 2nd and maybe a 3rd time to decided to get it as it was heavily discounted

I like it when season passes (unless there is a GOTY edition) are on a sale because you are getting a discount anyway than buying the individual DLC content separately, then you are getting the sale price and on top of that if you purchase cheap PSN credit (like I did with the recent amazon £42 credit deal) you are getting 3 price cuts to the original RRP.
Edited by: "TobiRIP" 2nd Aug 2017
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I'm not logged in, but isn't Nioh at a historical low with Plus? I know the source hasn't updated yet.
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BuzzDuraband2 m ago

I'm not logged in, but isn't Nioh at a historical low with Plus? I know …I'm not logged in, but isn't Nioh at a historical low with Plus? I know the source hasn't updated yet.

Just updated with that
BuzzDuraband3 m ago

I'm not logged in, but isn't Nioh at a historical low with Plus? I know …I'm not logged in, but isn't Nioh at a historical low with Plus? I know the source hasn't updated yet.


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I believe Wipeout Omega Collection is also up for £20 at the moment, worth a punt if you like futuristic racing!
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BubaMan3 m ago

Just updated with that


Now you have
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BuzzDuraband4 m ago

Now you have



Nioh std edition is not showing as discounted on PSPrices... Neither is Wipeout.
Looks like I've got a few edits to come...
Edited by: "BubaMan" 2nd Aug 2017
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Futureshark6 m ago

I believe Wipeout Omega Collection is also up for £20 at the moment, worth …I believe Wipeout Omega Collection is also up for £20 at the moment, worth a punt if you like futuristic racing!


Thanks - added
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BubaMan4 m ago

Thanks - added


Gravity Rush 2 - £19.99
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BuzzDuraband3 m ago

Gravity Rush 2 - £19.99


Ta
Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.
waiting for injustice 2 to go on sale...
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Cunslow12 m ago

Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony …Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.


It has been cheaper but it has been a lot more expensive too...
Fantastic game & well worth £16 - you won't be disappointed!
Cunslow14 m ago

Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony …Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.

You may know about it already but psprices.com will give you a list of everything on sale, plus if you're looking for a game you can see it's price history. I use it for predicting price drops and upcoming sale prices.
TobiRIP47 m ago

I might sell my physcial copy of hitman and buy the digital one as I could …I might sell my physcial copy of hitman and buy the digital one as I could be playing this for months



What's stopping you from playing your physical copy for months?
Cunslow30 m ago

Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony …Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.

Buy it now a great game well worth it
Cunslow32 m ago

Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony …Tempted by Last of Us, new PS4 owner. Trying to work through all the Sony exclusives.

Great title, gripping story, amazing voice acting, good laughs and tons of serious moments, one to check off.
I actually paid £4-6 for a USA digital copy. Think was Cdkeys, when they had loads of stock the other year.

Uncharted 4 I recently played and was a lot like the last of us but more freedom. Worth checking out.

Currently on horizon zero dawn, nice game so far. Not a fan of the early story though. But the open world approach on stealth and hunting is a lot of fun.

Not sure what to pick up after I complete it and sell my physical copy.
Edited by: "kos1c" 2nd Aug 2017
The last of us is worth it.

Why are people putting happy at the end of everything?
I'll have to snag Nioh at that price as I can't see it dropping any lower than £20 by the end of the year so may as well have it now.
Wait... What's this hitman game? I thought the last one was absolution????
Are these all the discounts? Are there more but not a good deal?
TLOU is worth it at any price TBF
mastersmithson1 m ago

Wait... What's this hitman game? I thought the last one was absolution????

It's the episodic one
Wow, highly tempted with Nioh!
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Johnny_boy12 m ago

The last of us is worth it. Why are people putting happy at the end of …The last of us is worth it. Why are people putting happy at the end of everything?



It's the new site - the emoticons come up as words on the old site.
Johnny_boy12 m ago

The last of us is worth it. Why are people putting happy at the end of …The last of us is worth it. Why are people putting happy at the end of everything?



Because these deals have made everyone happy...
What is the appeal of downloading games over physical discs? Genuine question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm sure there are good reasons, I just don't get it lol. Is it the ease of not having to go to a shop or wait for a delivery, or is there something else I'm missing?

You can get The Last of Us for £25 from CEX, play it for a couple months or whatever, then take it back and get a £16 voucher for it. So it costs you £9 to play.

I guess if you want to keep it forever then downloading it makes sense as you don't have to store a disc and it's cheaper.
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cuffbertt56 m ago

What is the appeal of downloading games over physical discs? Genuine …What is the appeal of downloading games over physical discs? Genuine question, I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm sure there are good reasons, I just don't get it lol. Is it the ease of not having to go to a shop or wait for a delivery, or is there something else I'm missing?You can get The Last of Us for £25 from CEX, play it for a couple months or whatever, then take it back and get a £16 voucher for it. So it costs you £9 to play.I guess if you want to keep it forever then downloading it makes sense as you don't have to store a disc and it's cheaper.


There's a few few pros & cons...

Pros
Games always available
No messing about
Less physical space needed.
Game sharing.
Remote Play without assistance / forethought
Convenience
Cheap credit can be found
No risk of loss or damage
New releases are playable at midnight

Cons
Ususally more expensive
No trade-in value
Need to download before you can play
Can't lend to a friend
Need more HDD storage if complete collection availability needed
Sometimes, titles are removed from the store without adequate justification or notice
Physical new releases are sometimes delivered early

I have a mixed strategy... I get cheap PSN credit and game-share so the cost of digital games is greatly reduced.
However, for single-player games, I generally buy physical and trade-in quickly.

There are some exceptions... where single-player games are particularly outstanding, I might buy again as digital when the price drops.
Sometimes the effective digital price is just so low as to make any trade-in value negligible.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 2nd Aug 2017
CoolDude01231 h, 38 m ago

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The Last of Us Remastered is genius gaming. It's a must get. I own a PC (and a PS4) but you definitely need a PS4 for the exclusives. Uncharted 4 is also excellent. Horizon Zero Dawn also very good, although it's more about the graphics than the gameplay with that game, but the gameplay isn't too shabby. The Last Guardian is also quite good and Drive Club.
Almost got a disc copy of nioh last night, think I will get it off the store instead.
New PS4 owner too thanks to Prime Day. Also got it for the exclusives and paid £20 for a sealed copy of The Last of Us a couple of weeks ago, but don't regret it - incredible experience of a game!

Notice Uncharted 4 is £19.99 too? Been trying to get a hard copy of this too, but not found one below £25. Worth getting the digital version while it's on offer?
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DirtyPixel15 m ago

New PS4 owner too thanks to Prime Day. Also got it for the exclusives and …New PS4 owner too thanks to Prime Day. Also got it for the exclusives and paid £20 for a sealed copy of The Last of Us a couple of weeks ago, but don't regret it - incredible experience of a game!Notice Uncharted 4 is £19.99 too? Been trying to get a hard copy of this too, but not found one below £25. Worth getting the digital version while it's on offer?


I'd keep an eye out for preowned on Uncharted 4 unless you're getting cheap PSN credit...
It's been less than £20 on PSN before and it's been as low as £10.65 preowned.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 2nd Aug 2017
You can get a physical copy of Horizon Zero Dawn for £30 new at Trade Nation/Grainger Games at the moment - as a cheeky FYI!
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TGPMatt2 m ago

You can get a physical copy of Horizon Zero Dawn for £30 new at Trade …You can get a physical copy of Horizon Zero Dawn for £30 new at Trade Nation/Grainger Games at the moment - as a cheeky FYI!


It's why I didn't include it in the title... Physical copies of HZD are generally less than £30 atm.
It's a good price if you game-share and/or get cheap credit.
BubaMan24 m ago

There's a few few pros & cons...ProsGames always availableNo messing …There's a few few pros & cons...ProsGames always availableNo messing aboutLess physical space needed.Game sharing.Remote Play without assistance / forethoughtCheap credit can be foundNew releases are playable at midnightConsUsusally more expensiveNo trade-in valueNeed to download before you can playCan't lend to a friendNeed more HDD storage if complete collection availability neededNew releases are sometimes delivered early

For me personally, work long hours and so not always home to take a physical delivery and also would rather not spend free time trawling through town centres. Also there's the cost, in a recent US/Canada PSN sale I picked up 7 games for £12
Defo getting Nioh thanks!
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joeydeacon11 m ago

For me personally, work long hours and so not always home to take a …For me personally, work long hours and so not always home to take a physical delivery and also would rather not spend free time trawling through town centres. Also there's the cost, in a recent US/Canada PSN sale I picked up 7 games for £12



I forgot convenience... this is how they justify the prices
Production, packaging, distribution, middle-men and postage account for nothing
BubaMan43 m ago

There's a few few pros & cons...ProsGames always availableNo messing …There's a few few pros & cons...ProsGames always availableNo messing aboutLess physical space needed.Game sharing.Remote Play without assistance / forethoughtConvenienceCheap credit can be foundNew releases are playable at midnightConsUsusally more expensiveNo trade-in valueNeed to download before you can playCan't lend to a friendNeed more HDD storage if complete collection availability neededNew releases are sometimes delivered earlyI have a mixed strategy... I get cheap PSN credit and game-share so the cost of digital games is greatly reduced.However, for single-player games, I generally buy physical and trade-in quickly.There are some exceptions... where single-player games are particularly outstanding, I might buy again as digital when the price drops.Sometimes the effective digital price is just so low as to make any trade-in value negligible.



Just to add to this (possibly implied in "no messing about"), I find the notion of getting up to change discs absolutely absurd. I quite often have a 'main' game on the go (something with a meaty campaign, for example), and something light I can dip in and out of, like Street Fighter or Battlefront. That would be a major pain if not for digital.

Imagine getting up to change the volume or the channel on your TV. Mental.

I can't understand why developers/publishers aren't pushing more for digital. Surely it'd cost less to produce (no overheads in terms of burning discs, printing covers, packaging, shipping, storing, etc). In turn, they should pass at least some of those savings onto consumers, and make Day 1 digital prices more attractive. They'd also wipe out the second-hand market, which must cost them a fortune.
Nioh is amazing for anyone sitting on the fence. Been playing it exclusively for the last couple of weeks. If you like Souls or Bloodborne you'll feel right at home.
Nioh is my game of the year so far.. And easily....about 160 hours in and not started the 2nd dlc yet.. I love souls and bloidborne.. It isn't as good as them games but still great
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