Do you prefer digital or physical games?

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The last couple of console generations oversaw the rise of digital games. By now, many gamers have settled on a preference between the two mediums. Digital games are insanely convenient, but come with ownership concerns and often need a solid internet connection (though, physical titles often come with giant updates nowadays, making this distinction a little less important). Physical titles, meanwhile, allow you to display your collections with pride, but they’re less convenient to transport and much more of a pain to swap between. Which do you prefer?

Whenever I can, I go for physical. I love seeing my games all together on my shelf, and I’ve had low-quality internet for most of my life, making extensive downloading a hassle – back in my hometown, downloads of just a few gigabytes took several hours, and I had a stringent data cap to contend with. I’m a bit better off now, though, so I have warmed up to digital copies. I have really grown to love the convenience of hopping between digital games. Nowadays, I’ll generally go whichever direction is cheaper, but will shell out a smidge extra for a physical copy when given the choice.

Do you prefer physical or digital games? Why do you feel that way? Let us know in the comments!

Nick Pearson
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras.