Market survery shows 64% of gamers prefer physical copies
It seems that a recent study conducted in a UK-based trade magazine called MCV concluded from their sample group of over 1000 gamers that roughly 64% said they would always buy physical copies of their games where ever possible. The study then went on to gather reasons for this and hypothesize a few of their own. Chief among their possible explanations were “collectors’ syndrome” and the fear of losing digital copies. Here in SA, it would be a lot easier to understand – even paying the full whack for a new physical release might be cheaper for some people than getting online to download a 4GB+ game. Personally, I’d go with collector syndrome myself. I admit, I am part collector – there’s no way I’d have enough time in the rest of my life to play all the games I’ve collected… but I feel like I owe it to the developers to support their work. Well, that’s me. What about you?