Digital or Physical?

Each passing day the debate heats up even more whether or not the next generation of consoles should or should not have physical game copies. There are many who already enjoy being able to buy their digital copies online, while others still hold true to stocking their collection with physical game copies. While one could say incentives for digital copies would be a lower price, not having to go to a physical store, and having them on you wherever you go, others can actually find physical copies cheaper, can sell them on the second-hand market and still have them at the ready when a console’s age has passed its expiration point and the servers go down. Even though we would love to give you a definitive answer on what’s the best option, you’ll have to decide that for yourself.

 

 

Arguably, the physical game market has shifted a lot, thanks to pretty much every new title being available digitally, as well as many older games being ported to consoles as well. Even though the latter are often only glorified ROMs running on overpriced emulators, they still cater to an older crowd. This shift in the market allowed many older gamers to relive their childhood memories. At least, those who don’t have their own collection of retro games or consoles.

Building up a collection of retro games can be a somewhat daunting task, especially when you take a look at some of the prices of games. Others might actually be sad that they had a certain gem when they were a kid, but no longer possess it. You can be surprised at what that specific game costs now, but you can also be lucky and pick up a few of your favorite games for a few bucks. Of course, actually picking up retro games for next-to-nothing is becoming harder and harder, as it has become quite trendy to collect retro games, no matter which publisher, be it SEGA, Nintendo, Sony, Atari and so on.

Luckily, nowadays we have specialized shops such as RetroVideoGames.Shop, who pretty much offers an expansive library of retro game-related products. They have expertise when it comes to providing quality products in the best condition possible. Of course, if you don’t care about the state of the box and manual, you can sometimes pick up your favorite games for a little price.

Of course, shops such as this offer more than the games you’ve had as a child, they also offer the actual consoles on which you can play. It’s always interesting to make sure you’re buying games for your region and consoles, as older consoles often had region locks, making it so that certain games couldn’t be played on them. While this can be fixed on certain consoles with a few small modifications, it’s still best to keep your hardware in its original state.

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