01-30-2011 01:44 AM
What are the pros and cons here?
The only I can see is that the BluRay edition lets you trade it and the PSN version lets you have a cloud install of it available wherever you are.
I love my PSN cloud installs for PSP games so this feels like the right choice for me.
Are there other factors when considering a major retail release like this BluRay vs PSN?
They have done well in supporting PSN purchases. EVen old discontinued titles like Gran Toruismo concept and Calling All Cars are available to those who bought them in the download list. So far we have almost 4 years of solid user support for purchases. I can re-download them whenever needed etc...
01-30-2011 01:53 AM
This is a great question. I hadn't even thought about it until now. Personally, I bought it on Blu-Ray because I like having a physical copy. I also got a $20 promotional credit from Amazon. Purchasing from PSN doesn't seem like a bad decision. It will probably take a considerable amount of time to download and then install, however. I suggest the Blu-Ray, but I have no real support or reasoning for that though. I just feel like it's the better decision. I'm interested to see if anyone has actually utilized this option.....
02-06-2011 03:26 PM
I'm not fond of the digital concept yet. Probably never will be a fan either. 1) I like to have a physical copy especially since I trade in 4 out of 5 games and 2) I'm not fond of down load times.
Yes, I've downloaded some PS1 classics but that's the only way to get most of them cheaply. Otherwise, I prefer a hard copy.
02-06-2011 06:40 PM
Downloading a PS1 game is also like a fifth of the size of a game like ME2. I also prefer to have a physical copy. The game should also be significantly cheaper in the digital form. That would be something that would persude me to purchase a digital copy.
02-06-2011 10:35 PM
You seriously want to download a game that'll be 24 GB in size before the additional DLC? I DL'd Record of Agarest War for this system & it was 9GB (before additional DLC); I started the thing at 9pm & it didn't finish until 4am, including the install. After that experience I said, "Never again, not something even close to this size & not for this system, it's simply too slow." Imagine how long a 24GB game is gonna take you to download.
02-07-2011 06:08 AM
02-07-2011 09:01 AM
If size isn't an issue on your HDD, and you didn't mind not having a physical copy, then the Digital version should be fine.
I still like physical copies for PS3 games. PS1, PSP, PSN games I couldn't care less, so I usually just get the digital version.
02-07-2011 01:53 PM
I can understand the filesize factor as a deterrant to digital distribution. But the time factor? meh... it's not like anyone will be sitting there with the controller in their hand waiting to "Press Start." Er.... will they?
That's why it's called, "Download in background."
I actually did that the first day I got ME2 while the Cerberus Pack was downloading. That took 15-20 minutes. It wasn't terrible torture or anything, but I wouldn't wait around for hours like that. That'd just be silly.
02-08-2011 04:44 AM
I ended up getting the PSN edition.
I actually wish I had PSN edition Warhawk, GT5 Prologue, Socom Confrontation, Infamous, Red Faction, Borderlands etc...With those titles, the PSN edition came out after I had bought the BluRay
The reason being is thats its a infinite supply cloud installer for any of your PS3's anywhere whenever you might need the game. Your house could burn down, get robbed etc... without needing any disks you can download and reinstall your titles on any PS3 you own/activate.
I also like having a ton of games to play on my 500GB HDD so having something top shelf like this a button press away really is nice. The quality jump over most PSN titles is obvious.
The game is only 12 GB on my HDD BTW. Way too small for a BluRay. Most X360 games sized for DVD's make great PSN titles on the PS3.
The mantra here - mass server storage / hosting and having an on demand installer in the cloud is really an appreciated format for me.
BTW - loving the game so far.