So while browsing on the magical place known as the internet, looking for a new game to play. I found myself on Battle.net, drooling over Starcraft 2. I go to click ‘Buy Digital’ (I have so many video game boxes and I want to support the future of digital distribution.) when I see it’s freaking 59.99€.
Call me cheap, but I’m not paying ‘full price’ for a 7 months old game, especially if it’s just a digital copy. I had a look around again on the internet on various video game shops and found physical copies of the game were selling for as low as 35€. That’s 35€ for the PHYSICAL COPY of the game, with a disc, manual and the whole 9 yards!
Blizzard, what the…? I know you want me to buy the digital copy of your game because that saves you a lot of expenses. You don’t have to print a manual for me, you don’t have to print a disc for me, you don’t have to ship your games around from wherever-the-hell-ville you print your games at. But if I’m gonna live without a box, without a disc and without a manual, then you better make sure I get something back in return instead of screwing me over.
There’s no doubt digital distribution is the future for our beloved medium, but if it’s gonna be more expensive than the physical product then I fail to see the appeal, from a costumers point of view. Paying more for less does not make sense.