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By: Jukka Larja (roskakori2006.delete@this.gmail.com), April 20, 2019 10:00 pm
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David Hess (davidwhess.delete@this.gmail.com) on April 20, 2019 8:51 pm wrote:
> Jukka Larja (roskakori2006.delete@this.gmail.com) on April 20, 2019 12:08 pm wrote:
> >
> > There are lots of console owners who never buy anything on disk and their numbers
> > are going up. Just like many people never buy DVD or Bluray movies, because one
> > or half a dozen subscription services is just so much less trouble.
>
> The last games on DVD that I bought required patches larger
> than the installation DVDs so what was the point?

Probably last dozen games I've bought on DVD I still installed by download, because entering the registration code and watching the download complete is easier than inserting the disk, entering the registration code and watching the installation and download complete.

For consoles, the last generation (PS3 and Xbox 360) had many games with such a long installation times that you were better off leaving them doing their thing than actively waiting. Downloading is simply more convenient option in such case, even if it takes somewhat longer, unless your connection is too slow or has some download limit.

-JLarja
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