The most popular reason for download was price.
30% said it as cheaper to buy digitally than physically, while 20% said they bought digitally because of discounting.
16% of respondents said they liked downloading because it means they could have all of their games wherever they go.
Is it better to buy physical or digital games?
Discounts are more frequent.
While both digital and physical games go on sale often, you’ll typically find the best discounts on physical games. Going physical also gives you the option to buy pre-owned games, which are usually at least a few bucks cheaper than new copies.
Is it safe to buy digital games?
Yes, it’s very safe—provided you purchase your games from reputable digital stores. Steam, Origin, Uplay, GOG, Humble Bundle and Fanatical are just a few of the many online sites that sell officially licensed game keys at both regular prices and the occasional discount.
Why do digital games cost more?
“What we can say is that when games are older than one year, digital is a lot more dynamic on console because there are less units in stores. “On digital we will not sell [a game] for a lower price compared to physical.
How many people buy digital games?
The number of gamers playing downloaded games in the United States is expected to grow from 170 million in 2017 to 174.4 million in 2023, and similar growth is expected for mobile and online games.