It is most difficult about the PSN gamers make their own choices to buy the retail games from local stores like GameStop, Best Buy, and Wal Mart or the downloadable games from the PlayStation store. Sometime some of the retail games are pre-owned, their discs are dirty and it makes slow loading, game crash, and connection problem. New retail games cost more like $60 to $30 and pre-owned retail games cost about $40 to $0.99, why do some of worthless pre-owned games’ prices cost $1.99 to $0.99? Because their games’ servers were shut down like Madden 10 and other oldest EA sport games. Do you think it is better for buy downloadable games at the PlayStation store? Oh, well, I tell you five things;
First thing: If you want preorder downloadable game in your PS3 but it waste your PS3’s memory spaces if you don’t finish with other downloadable games for earn platinum trophy or make 100% trophy progress. What if you hate the game or you make your own mistake by yourself for buy bad game? The PlayStation store has no refund. When you earn platinum trophy from one of the downloadable game then you delete that game for download another downloadable game in your PS3 if it need more spaces for more downloadable game, but some of the downloadable games have new update for DLC trophies, do you want re-download for downloadable game that you already earned platinum trophy? But what if you don’t have enough space for that first downloadable game? You did delete one of them then replaced it for another downloadable game.
Second thing: Why do the gamers rushing to preorder games before they launch? I believe most of the trophy hunters want be first on the game leaderboard for get platinum trophy first. I don’t care about wanna-be-first for get platinum trophy nor make 100% trophy progress. The new expensive games make you waste your money. Sometime PlayStation stores and some of local stores discount the games’ prices for weekly deals then it is your best chance to buy it before weekly deals expire and it save your money.
Third thing: Do you wish you want free downloadable games? It is best for become PlayStation Plus membership then you can get any free games. Make sure check every games’ ratings for best or worse on the internet, if one of the game is worse or good then one day it will be free game in only PlayStation Plus. I know it is late to get free game with online games for boosting if there’s not much trophy boosters boost in there.
Fourth thing; you know, Warhawk and Endwar downloadable games cost $30 to $20 at PlayStation store. At GameStop, both games cost less than about $3 then you can buy it and it save your money.
Fifth thing; Dear trophy boosters, after you read my thread, “Is it important for own least two PS3 consoles?”. I got an idea about buy downloadable games then I downloaded them in my 2 PS3s, if anyone can’t help you for boosting in 1v1 to get online trophies, you can kill your dummy for kill counts and win matches, it is easy and quick way than hard and long way. You can’t spend any downloadable or retail games with expensive prices. Just wait for when the games get discounted or older games’ prices get reduce then buy it.
For myself, I don’t care if I choose for buy most downloadable or retail games including discounted and whichever games I can try earn platinum trophy or make 100% trophy progress. I have PlayStation Plus membership for 1 ½ year and I never miss to get free games and add-ons every weeks and buy some stuffs with discounted before it expires. I tell you about my story is choose to buy between of downloadable and retail games;
Aliens: Colonial Marines;
After that retail game release, I earned platinum trophy on it then I went to GameStop for traded it for get different game. When its new add-on, “Stasis Interrupted” come out, I tried get that retail game back but I didn’t have enough money, I paid off my bills and bought some important stuffs than games. I was surprised about PlayStation Plus discounted that game’s price for $8, I purchased it then I made 100% trophy progress of that game.
I bought the pre-owned retail game, I tried get in Interdiction and Escalation matches, it took me long time to join, what’s wrong with that game? Because its disc has scratches and dirty then I went to GameStop for exchanged it to get $$$ PSN card for buy downloadable game. When I played that downloadable game, I finally joined in both matches then I earned all of dlc trophies.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale;
I decided for not buy retail game because I was busy for boosting or trophy hunting with other games, I went to PS store, that game has been discounted for $19.99 then I bought it and I didn’t know about its bundles for download in PS3 and PS Vita after I purchased. I also downloaded that game in my 2 PS3s for earn online trophies without boosting.
Resident Evil 6;
I bought the retail game but it was bad game then I sold it at GameStop. Later, PS store discounted that downloadable game’s price for $19.99. I had no choice for purchase that downloadable game including all of its add ons then downloaded in my 2 PS3s, I earned all of dlc trophies without boosting, I always bring my dummy in every mode like Siege and Survivor for win matches and kill counts like I said. After I got all of dlc trophies, I finally earned platinum trophy on that game without boosting. I made proud of myself for that.