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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

And that is quite a good idea, but I can see a majority of big developers not wanting to do something like that out of fear of piracy.

Pirates will pirate... for the regular consumer it only changes the medium that they buy/rent. The underlying system doesn't change.
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Thats fine, now just allow me to upgrade the HDD to something that isn't an overpriced piece of garbage.
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Honestly I would be all for 100% digital distribution, but with the average internet speed in this country its just dumb. I am sorry I do not want to spend 6+ hours downloading a game on a 3 down 1 up connection. There isn't anything I can do about that either.
Not to mention that this would limit people without internet connections from playing, and that many places have bandwidth limits.
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I want backwards comparability

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Terrible idea with the current infrastructure in place. All digital distribution makes sense for the Vita because the games aren't that big. Can you imaging having to download a 20-40GB game? Alot of people don't have access to broadband that can download these games in a reasonable amount of time..
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Meh. I liked used games because they're less expensive.
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post #87 of 227
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Originally Posted by SacredChaos View Post

Honestly I would be all for 100% digital distribution, but with the average internet speed in this country its just dumb. I am sorry I do not want to spend 6+ hours downloading a game on a 3 down 1 up connection. There isn't anything I can do about that either.

The best internet they got out here in rural Kentucky is 768k DSL, we don't even have 3g cell phone service out here. And 5 years ago they didn't even have DSL out here, so that meant people using dial up post 2005!!! Downloading a 20-40GB game will be impossible on this connection. Even if someone had 20mb internet, it would still take a few hours to download 40gigs. And 20mb internet is faster than the vast majority of people in the US have. They would have to figure out a method to heavily compress the games for download, and then you would unzip them when you install them. If they could compress 40 gigs down to 4-8 gigs that would be more manageable.

I'm against digital distribution as the only distribution source. Internet speeds are nowhere near up to par to be requiring it for everybody. I would gladly give the government more tax money if they would use that to assist in updating this country's internet infrastructure. The US isn't even in the top 10 fastest average internet speeds. They got countries in Eastern Europe who got faster internet speeds than we got in most areas of the US. Some of these countries are getting 50-100mb internet for the price we pay for 10mb. Its pathetic.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 3/9/12 at 12:13pm
post #88 of 227
Not going to happen. Whoever posted this rumor has absolutely no common sense.

Believe it or not, some people don't own an internet connection, or share an internet connection with many other people, or use a public connection. Also, of the people that DO have internet, many of them have very slow connection that would take 2 days to download a 40GB game. And then, of people that actually have non-cruddy connections, more and more people have bandwidth caps, usually 20GB->100GB. The console alone could break people's caps if they buy a couple games and some DLC for the month.

It's possible there may be a diskless version with a slightly lower form factor and price, but disks won't be dropped.

edit: Move this to the rumor forum.
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To be fairly honest Digital Distribution, is the perfect distribution, it reduces costs thus lowering games prices, but its still not 100% possible mainly because theres a serious bottleneck issue regarding Internet providers, not only because of speeds but also because, as allot of people have pointed out, ISP bandwidth caps, personally I'm not affected by neither, in my country theres no bandwidth cap among the main ISPs, and the Internet speeds are fairly high, I for example have a 30mpbs connection, but not everyone/Country has the same conditions, on another hand we can't ignore steam, and its 40 million users around the world, steam has proved time and again that digital distribution is possible on large scale, but when I think about it, the console market is fairly larger then the PC market so if both Sony and MS move entirely to digital distribution it might became a huge headache to IPS.
My opinion is that the next generation should be a hybrid, where both Sony and MS should have their entire library in Digital and physical form, and let us as customers decide which one its better for us.
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welp, no new Xbox for me then if that turns out to be true. I'm old school, I want PHYSICAL copies of my stuff that I pay for.  Not to mention, this country is crap poor for having good, all around broadband access to everyone so this will piss of ALOT of potential customers.

 

Remember back in the day when consoles were just that, a stand alone gaming console? Plug and go? Yeah, missing those days *pats SNES/NES/PSX*

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