1. BitMasterPlus

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    Who buys digital when all you have to do is wait for one sucker to pay for the game then put it out online so you can pirate it? lol


    I bet an indie developer will be making a game like this as we speak.
     
  2. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    People seem a bit confused: they're being sued over the fact that places like HumbleBundle and GMG can't resell digital game keys/vouchers. Not over the fact that Sony games are exclusive to Sony consoles. Humble sells digital Nintendo games for redemption on the eShop, but their prices aren't really any lower.
     
  3. D34DL1N3R

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    People who don't have hacked consoles, non cheap asses who can afford to buy at least some of their games, etc. A lot of people. In fact, more people pay for their games than not.
     
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  4. smf

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    All they need is the source to the game and then write their own code to replace the ps1 sdk libraries.
    It's been done already.

    Sony have every right to piss you off and you have every right to be pissed off.

    That doesn't mean you have an actionable case, any more than if you tried to sue me because you're pissed at my reply.

    It's odd that a digital download is more expensive than a disc, but then I don't really understand why people buy the digital downloads in the first place let alone spending more money on them.

    sony should just sell the digital games to shops at the same price they sell them at retail, there is nothing that says they have to charge anyone any less.
     
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  5. HarvHouHacker

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    This is wrong on so many levels. Let Sony sell their exclusive games; we don't want to force them to sell vouchers if they don't want to. That would open up Pandora's box on mandating digital sales - which could include introducing taxes! :wacko:
     
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    I would think that's perfectly possible as it is. Plenty of developers rerelease old Nintendo (NES, SNES, Game Boy, etc...) games on newer, non-Nintendo consoles, and all that really involves is stripping out legacy "Licensed by Nintendo" stuff. Is the PS1 any different, in that case?
     
  7. Jayro

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    Go to ANY WalMart store, they sell Switch games at $10 less than MSRP at $49.99
     
  8. Latiodile

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    not for me lol, they're all $70+ tax, $90, just like the eshop
     
  9. Xzi

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    Nah if anything there's incentive to price the games lower on other storefronts, but most likely they'll be about the same. Consumers can only possibly benefit from more competition among digital resellers.
     
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    You Canadian or Australian or something? Holy cow. They're only $60 new.
     
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    the flag on my thing is accurate, i'm canadian

    the eshop adds the same 13% tax on digital sales as physical stores do and it's stupid, the PSN store and steam don't tax
     
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    I'm on mobile, so I don't see flags. That sucks dude. :/

    Steam taxes me, and I'm American. Only Oregon and Rohde Island don't have any sales tax here. It's 8.4% for my state. (WA state)
     
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    Over the years, "Sunny" has proven that they don't give a funk about their customers, and they only care about their wallets.
     
  14. D34DL1N3R

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    Last time I'll post this in this shit topic. Disc is not always cheaper than digital. Over half of my digital games I purchased because they were cheaper than buying on disc, even used. To many people also acting like Sony are the only ones that ever sell digital at full price when a disc can be purchased for cheaper at say Walmart. Happens with Nintendo and Xbox every bit as often so.....
     
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  15. the_randomizer

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    It's cathartic to see big, faceless corporations getting knocked down a few rungs. Greedy bastards deserve it now and then.
     
  16. Goku1992A

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    Hmm I am sorry but I smell Irony because Nintendo is still selling Mario Kart 8 (Wii U Game) For $59.99 and that game is over 7 years old. I feel those people are going to lose the lawsuit because it is going to be very hard for a company to micromanage all of those games. Sony usually price their games very fairly and the do have on sales....

    People need to be suing Nintendo lol
     
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    I don't really see the point . . . why would i want to buy PS games on the xbox store, epic, steam or whatever since it will just make it more of a hassle to install it on the playstation in the end since you still need to get them on your PS somehow afterward.
    They aren't talking about port here but playstation games being sold only on the playstation ffs!
    And their price too high compared to the super competitive physical market . . . wut lol.
    Like buying a used game in a store for 10 bux or getting the same game but complete edition for the same price as the store coz its 80-90% off on the PS store which is often the case . . .
    Yeah this has to stop rofl.
    In the meantime Nintendo is selling 5+ year old games at full price both in physical and digital stores and once in a while gets a whoping sales 10-15% off!!!! Woah!!!!
    I dunno, i just find this class action dumb . . .
     
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    Good thing they aren't cancelling it.
     
  19. Crazystato

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    As someone that exclusively buys digital games, I would be more than happy for this to go through.
     
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  20. Xzi

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    This is one area where Sony is more regressive than Nintendo, since Ninty does allow third-party sites to sell eShop keys. Though I'd certainly agree Sony prices their games better overall, even despite the roughly 10% discount third-party sites bring with them.
     
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