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    Question Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but here.

    I went to Best Buy today to get some point cards, and one of the employees there (after helping me find them) said that he heard that Nintendo was thinking of removing all of the hard copies of the games and only selling digital copies.

    That sorta got me thinking, what if Nintendo is phasing out the hard copies and going completely digital? I mean, they are really pushing the digital thing.

    What do you guys think about this? Will X an Y (among numerous other games) be on the Nintendo E Shop only? Or will Nintendo just keep the hard copies along with selling the digital copies?


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    I imagine Nintendo would lose a lot of sales if they forced the games to be digital only.

    It'd either force people to buy the games on the 3DS e-store or buy a brand new 3DS with X or Y installed.

    It isn't a smart move. So I highly doubt it. Plus sites like Amazon are already taking pre-orders.
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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    I would, personally, hope that they have hard copies, as well.

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    Going solely digital on anything is always a horrible idea. Of course, it takes an internet connection to even get the game, and there are people who either don't have reliable internet service or any at all.

    The last system I can think of to do that was the PSP Go, and well...that was an utter failure, to the point where people didn't even know it existed >_>;;
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    I am always against digital only. The cons VASTLY outweigh the pros
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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    I would hate that. I like having physical copies of my games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day View Post
    The last system I can think of to do that was the PSP Go, and well...
    The what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratelier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day View Post
    The last system I can think of to do that was the PSP Go, and well...
    The what?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSP_Go

    Pretty much a poster child for what going solely digital would accomplish...thankfully I don't see this happening with the 3DS, since it actually has a cartridge slot :P
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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    I have this vast memory of reading somewhere that Nintendo was considering going digital only, but then decided against it, but I'm still not sure if that was a dream or not. Now when I think about it, it was probably about a single game and not 3DS games in general.

    Either way the employee heard old news and/or rumors, or Nintendo is back on it.

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    Digital only= waiting hours for the game to download.
    Cartridges= inserting game and starting right away.

    I'd rather they stick with cartridges.

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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    But cartridges come with cool boxes and little instruction manuals and I collect them, so I NEED the physical copy or my collection is ruined. I like to hold what I'm buying in my hands.

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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    They made the system with a cartridge slot. Halfway through its lifecycle they aren't going to stop making things to put in it.
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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    There were rumors though that Nintendo purposefully under-published hard-copies of Fire Emblem Awakening in the States in order to get better sales via Digital Distribution, as in that situation players can't buy used and must pay the full price directly to Nintendo.

    Not sure if that was true (it was a bitch to find though certainly), but I wouldn't be surprised if hard-copies are underpublished for XY too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojo View Post
    I would hate that. I like having physical copies of my games.
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    Default Re: Pokemon X and Y; Digital Copies only?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tendou Soujirou View Post
    There were rumors though that Nintendo purposefully under-published hard-copies of Fire Emblem Awakening in the States in order to get better sales via Digital Distribution, as in that situation players can't buy used and must pay the full price directly to Nintendo.

    Not sure if that was true (it was a bitch to find though certainly), but I wouldn't be surprised if hard-copies are underpublished for XY too...
    I had it reserved and I still didn't get a copy till two weeks after release...

    I really don't see Nintendo going strictly digital only any time soon. Consumers just aren't 100% ready to sink $40 on downloads. Especially given how archaic nintendo's digital policy is. You know games being locked to systems rather then accounts. It actually pisses me off when I think of it for long enough... already starting..

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