There are advantages and disadvantages either way. Well this isn’t true. I purchase my games digitally and my kids purchase physical copies and know never to put their physical discs in my PS4.we each have a PS4 and it's a pain in the ass when you accidentally put in a physical disc when you already have a digital copy in your system. Digital loads faster. I don't feel like I own or have any real control over digital games so … Just curious. Nearly all PS4 games will be supported at launch, so the only reason to buy the non-digital PS5 is if a significant portion of your PS4 collection is physical games. Not only does this help you pull together some cash for your next game purchase, but if you buy second-hand copies of games as well as selling them, you're likely to spend less buying games in the first place. With a physical game, you can trade it in or sell it when you're done playing it. Most recent example is Monster hunter world and Bloodborne that I bought physical instead of digital. Digital vs Physical Switch games. Digital copies of video games are downloaded onto your video game system or associated storage device. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. PS5, meanwhile, will give you a bit more flexibility, allowing you to use a combination of physical and digital media. Physical Games Vs Digital GamesThese days its hard to decide which is better, physical or digital media. If you buy digital, it downloads, and you can play it whenever you want. Yeah, when I realised that I had to install the games anyway, I just stop buying everything physical. If the day comes where physical is gone then that's when my gaming days with new games ends. Some people prefer to purchase all their PS4 games as physical disc copies. I generally go physical for big games and digital for smaller ones and indies (unless there's a REALLY good PSN sale). Press J to jump to the feed. Sales are more frequent now. I find getting the digital version of the movies more of an issue than the games, being that they are always accessed through the network. The lack of resale capability means that the content providers got you by the balls. I take advantage of the ability to share games to split purchases with my brother. While physical and digital games both play the same, they each have their own pros and cons when it comes to convenience or value. paralysis, MD, or a lap-cat) or you are using Remote Play (-), You have to physically store the discs somewhere, which is one more thing to carry around if you ever move your PS4 (-), Except for ex-post-facto patches, you can't remotely install them (-), If your physical disc is lost or stolen, you're screwed (-), If the optical drive fails, you’re screwed (-), You can remotely download and install them (+), They're easy for publishers to publish, and don't require going through distributors or hiring someone to make cover art (+), If you are banned from the PSN, or otherwise lose access to your account, you're screwed (-), If Sony ever shuts down the PSN, at least the PS4 side of the PSN (like they already did with the PSP), you're screwed (-), If Sony or the publisher ever pulls the game entirely from the store, and you don't have it installed, you're screwed (see P.T.) I’m 100% digital. Limited Run Games has announced three boxed versions of Scott Pilgrim Vs. I am leaning more toward digital but I am concerned about not being able to access my games if the PS store goes down or if a game is removed? I am looking to get into PS gaming and trying to see if I should go all digital vs all physical. I have about 50-60 games for my PS3, of which the vast majority (~50-55) are physical. 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