Digital > Physical, Sakurai confirms

Digitalbros, we won. I mean, we already knew that we won, but now we have objective proof from one of the greatest game developers alive.

Using his high IQ, Masterful, Crazy dexterity and tireless diligence, Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt, digital games are better. Only

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s like, your opinion man.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only a complete plebeian living in the past century would bother with buying physical media. Also Sak has confirmed he buys all his books digitally, over 6000 ebooks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Books will always remain the one thing that I will always prioritize physical because, unlike modern video games, the product sold is final.
      Scans are cool but it will never replace the real thing to me.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn’t he say he prefers digital because there is no space for him for physical collection?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mainly physical space that he doesn't have, but he also brings up the sheer convenience factor. He mostly reads and plays video games so going digital on those is a colossal amount of space he's not eating up with physical books or game cases.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      didn't he say he prefers digital because he prefers it for actually engaging with it, playing the game, reading the book, and doesn't care about collecting

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      didn't he say he prefers digital because he prefers it for actually engaging with it, playing the game, reading the book, and doesn't care about collecting

      collecting games is for manchildren. in the modern day you are literally just collecting a physical unlock key for the game. as soon as you put it in you must install it, update it if you want online features etc. What is the point really? Maybe for a game you know you will play once and never touch again like

      You can sell physical. I don't know why he wouldn't list that. Maybe he wouldn't but I've done that a lot to games I just want to play once.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What about old games from physical only consoles like the SNES?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nintendo switch online, zsnes, your options are endless.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nso
            good lord you tendies are in a different dimension

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it's one of several options you have. personally my girlfriend plays old Mario games on my Switch because those are the only games she will play.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which is cope because you can store a physical collection of disks numbering about 500 in the same amount of space of those potted plants behind him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, the average jap lives in a pod such that owning a desktop PC is too much of a luxury, let alone a collection of physical media

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That and he throws the cases away anyway and files the disc in a cd book. Because experience given by the data on the disc is what matters to him more than hoarding a collection.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    correct but only because piracy > paying

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Anything good mostly came out before 2009 and as such would likely be under the public domain umbrella in a noncorrupt system so it is your right to acquire these games without paying for them.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can sell physical. I don't know why he wouldn't list that. Maybe he wouldn't but I've done that a lot to games I just want to play once.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You can sell physical. I don't know why he wouldn't list that.
      That's exactly why
      he's still employed by a videogame. company and they hate second hand

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nintendo employee would prefer you buy games digitally to give Nintendo a bigger cut and not let consumers resell physical games

    No?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he doesn't tell you what to do, he just tells you what he himself, a person much smarter than you, does.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        remember when console gamers said digital only on PC was stupid? good times

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pc fags being the bane of videgames.... it feels like it's the 20th century.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he isnt a nintendo employee

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Digital > Physical
    Always has been. Imagine wasting your home space on vidya boxes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, it's cringe. for me being PC pilled made me realize how retarded actually owning physical games are. still patiently waiting on the day Gaben steals all my games from my 16 year old Steam account.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Digital is only supperior if you are not paying for it. If you are paying for nothing, you are literally throwing money away.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Digital is only supperior if you are not paying for it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In today's era where almost every game immediately shoots up in price the minute it goes out of print, physical just makes good financial sense. If you buy games when they come out you can sell them for a higher price than you bought them for as soon as you are done playing them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off
      >hurr green line goes up
      Get out of my hobby.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Digitalfags
    >Spend money on the game that they will never ever get back

    >Piratefags
    >Get the game for free

    >Physicalchads
    >Actually earn profit upon selling the game.

    Pretty clear to see who is winning

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      im sure he pirates but he obviously can't say that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you think that? The man is rich as fuck and would have no trouble buying whatever he feels like playing, and japs on the whole dont pirate as much

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >my video game hobby is actually about resell value
      Stop

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck off
        >hurr green line goes up
        Get out of my hobby.

        I am earning money by doing nothing, and I am putting my games back into the market instead of hoarding them and driving up demand. What could you possibly be complaining about?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you're the cancer killing physical retro gaming

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, people who keep their games forever are the people who are killing physical retro gaming. The reason Japan's retro market is so much healthier than ours is because Japanese people sell their games after they play them and don't hoard them. I'm not price gouging or ripping people off, I'm just taking market price for something I don't use any more and putting that item back into circulation. You have no idea how money or markets work if you possibly think that is harming the market somehow.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >No, people who keep their games forever are the people who are killing physical retro gaming.
              No, that's what the people reselling at higher prices use as excuse. Japan's culture is more than just that.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the jap retro market is cheaper and healthier than ours only because japs have small houses and pretty much have to resell their games due to a lack of space.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >and I am putting my games back into the market

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >has so many physical games he can't store them all
    >considers himself team digital

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For being one of the most well known devs in the world, Sakurai has remarkably terrible opinions. I don't think I've agreed with him on anything he's said, which would explain why Smash went down the toilet from Brawl onwards.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the overwhelming majority of game purchasers in the modern day agree with him.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So the cancer killing the industry.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like physical stuff when it's available enough, people who care too much about having a copy of stuff in some official cart/disc are either super big fans who already played it anyway or are only in it for the aesthetic

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also Sakurai
    >Extremely nice guy to retardedly naive levels
    Even he acknowledged the lie about digital is going away.

    >full price digital
    >space is not an issue unlike you hoard like an idiot (which is Sakurai while keeping shit games like MLB and CoD shown in video)

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am going to die one day and I got goals to achieve in life, why the fuck would I waste time collecting physical crap when I can just download it.
    >Inb4 the servers, uh uh, SD card corruption!
    Just emulate the shit you already bought if you have no way of playing it in the future.
    Mash Potatoes Soccer Guy is correct.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol you aren't going to achieve shit, 99% of the population doesn't.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are smash sycophants so fucking insufferable? I can’t even put into words how fucking stupid you always sound, it’d be easier to teach someone with down syndrome how to cook meth covertly in a public street during rush hour than it would be to teach a smash idiot to not make everyone want to die so they don’t have to hear your insufferable voices killing every braincell within their vicinity

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you can't loan someone your game or sell it, you don't own the game. People are going with convenience over true ownership.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >personally speaking
    a debatable matter, completely subjective even

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No wonder japs are god awful at preserving their media.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know you fags worship him, but can you suck my nuts dry too?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shillurai says
    kys

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >man who makes his money off video games wants people to buy video games that make the most profit for him.

    yah I'll own my property thanks.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Masahiro Sakurai
    G a y

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    digital vs physical isn't the issue
    it's ownership vs renting

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is really no such thing as a physical game. It's all just physical storage for a digital medium. Once the physical storage degrades the game becomes unplayable. Loading up the game on a flashcart is the exact same experience as playing the original cartridge.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What a bad video, Hackurai is a retard. The main appeal of digital games is the convenience of access, and the specific benefit of loading the game off the storage drive instead of a slow disc. Not because 'I have no space for things'.

    This is a dumb discussion, physical wins anyway mainly because you actually own the game (instead of a loicense) that you can later resell/lend out whatever.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be team physical all the way until the end of 2021.... until i realized, wait what if i have to move elsewhere by plane to another country??
    what THEN would i do with my hundreds of physical crap that wont fit in luggages..

    That was my wake up call.. now i'm going digital. As much as i hate that still. Think outside the box for the future

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