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Give the option of buying the games as digital codes in store. That way we can still benefit from any pre-order offers retailers are having.

Publishers and stores have retailer specific offers all the time. If i want to have a digital copy rather than disk, I am not disadvantaged by being forced to buy digital copies from the console only.

[Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a similar idea posted by KoolAidMan3650. Thanks everyone!]

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  • Midnite Rider commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Don't fall for the Xbox scam, you spend thousands of dollars on their products, games, videos and movies and when things suddenly no longer work (Purchased digital content including TV shows, Music Videos, Movies, etc. no longer work because they have made changes to their UI and if you don't have proof from 14 years back to current date for absolutely every single little thing you have purchased they don't care, refuse to help you and accuse you of never having bought it from their store front. I have spent days trying to resolve my issue and they totally refuse to make my 16 GB of music videos, TV shows and movies to work because I can't pull receipts out of my *** from 10-14 years ago, and yet I have videos I have paid money for even as recently as 2011 and they don't even have ANY records. I say ***. They have records, I found somewhere where I could see purchases for games and add-ons, but low and behold when I try to load the page that shows my video purchases the page will only error out no matter what browser I use to try to view it. Bottom line is they will take your money and tell you to FO because you can't produce receipts from over 10 years ago that should be reflected in your on-line account. If I ever get money to buy a new console I will never ever buy another MS product and I suggest you follow me. I am not a tech novice by any means, My profession has been robotics and computers, I know my way around any tech. , they tell me to just download it over again but it is hard when they don't show any of the video content you download. I have never purchased and digital content from anywhere but the Xbox Store, this is how they treat a disabled vet and a 14 year long Live member. Just the fees for their service for 14 years should get them to help me, let alone the over 500 games and 6 or 7 consoles since the original Xbox came out. I am on a fixed income and a new console is not an option so I guess I will just have to consider I've thrown all my money away supporting Xbox and their consoles. Too bad Bill Gates can't see this but believe me I am copying this post in it's entirety and am going to spread it to every new station, paper and show, as well as the entire Tech community, the gaming community and everywhere else I can find to post this on the internet. You have *** the wrong person over Xbox. I am a disabled vet that was using this as therapy, Looks like PlayStation will get my support from now on, and I hope you look at how much I have spent since 2004 on your consoles, games and add-ons because you will not see that again from me and I will do all I can to inform ALL vets, and the entire tech community on the internet of this farce you run and the fact you refuse to help me. I even asked to speak to supervisors and was totally Ignored. That's how much they care. They don't care about you at all, all they want is your money.

  • wldthng842 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Amazon announced new pre-order discounts, but they only sell the disk, can you work with them to sell the digital code?

  • TX51 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now Microsoft isn't supid ... This idea must of passed their desk about a million times ... So the real question is: what's getting in the way of this happening? What are the pros & cons?

  • TX51 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There's no denying that digital distribution is the future of buying video games in the retail market, but there is a lot of resistance as retailers heavily relie on physical distribution. One way to circumnavigate this is to produce codes to gain access to digital content that retailers can sell the same way as the physical media.

  • Sylverkat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love the idea of an external hard drive, but when it come to make a gift to a kid having a sleeve or something to unwrap woud be nice. Also if i buy disney infinity or skylanders. I'm interested in having the portal and the characters but i dont want to risk my kids to break or scratch the games. Anyway we need to download the updates which is about 30 to 50gig on your harddrive and you still need the disk to run it.

  • Superr Slayan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i'm so disappointed i'll be missing out on any preorder bonuses for halo 5, tomb raider, black ops 3, just cause 3, battlefront and other games just because they don't sell digital codes for these games anywhere

  • paingiverpepe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The only downside is that one of my friends bought a dlc code from gamestop who charged him taxes for the dlc card with the code and when he entered the code it only gave him 15 or 20 dollars on Xbox Live, theh when he went to download the dlc he was charged tax for it on Xbox Live; paid taxes 2 times for one dlc. I dont know if it was just how the dlc's are for that one game (Destiny) or if that would happen with all digital media that gets purchased through a retailer. Uncle Sam gets enough from me without double dipping, lol.

  • NuklearRaver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft loses control over pricing if they allow others to digital games. I think that is why they've been maintaining a monopoly on digital Xbox game sales. If they let Amazon, Gamefly, etc do it, they have to compete with them on price.Why buy from the Microsoft marketplace if Gamefly has the same digital download game for 20% less?

    Beyond that, they want to be able to politely suggest game related items such as wall papers, theme, avatar items, etc based on what you bought from them,

  • xDamnYouSalazar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about the Microsoft Store promotions working through the Xbox One digital store? Right now the Xbox Rewards program gives 15K points ($15) in credits for all pre-orders done through the Microsoft Store. It would be better if I could just make the purchase on my Xbox One via the digital store and enjoy the benefits all the same. It's ridiculous that I should miss out on these promotions because I prefer to buy digitally. I should be more rewarded for buying digitally as (1) saves a great deal on your overhead like shipping and (2) lower production costs, no case, disc, manuals, etc (3) no brick & mortar retailer cut (4) no MSRB price adjustments and refunds on stagnant inventory (5) none of that supposed (destroyed copies) from retailers who get refunds on remaining inventory who don't destroy it and end up selling it on Amazon/eBay (6) one less copy circulating around as used game sales (7) increase confidence and reinforcement of a strong digital marketplace... I mean do I really need to spell out the benefits of stronger digital marketplace, and how overlooking those that are trying to pioneer a good experience are going to come out with sour experiences because they're being overlooked by these promotions. It shouldn't be a fight to say we deserve the same promotions on the digital store as we could get physically at the Microsoft Store.

  • SILVER HAWK 001 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you start handing out download codes you going to need to get bigger hard drives no way will 1tb be enough

  • Superr Slayan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the Microsoft store needs to offer download codes for full games like halo 5, black ops 3, just cause 3, battlefront, tomb raider. they need download codes for all games. I only pre order digital games

  • steelunderware commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Provide this option for Halo 5 legendary and collectors edition. I want the advantages of digital and also the physical tangible box and contents

  • Snicks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we need a full digital retail purchase option. It's not enough to just buy the digital code. I want the full boxed option, just instead of a disk, you get a code. That way you get to walk away from the store with a nicely boxed version of your game and include and limited edition content (like statues, books etc) to be included within the package. I guess the advantage we are looking for is the disk-less option that was ripped away from us because of all the complainers pre-XB1 launch

  • Jaffa Cake King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's about time digital games were available to buy from regular stores.

    Trying to go all digital this gen but the inflated prices on the Xbox store is making it very difficult.

  • diezel78 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They should start putting digital codes in retail boxes for those who like to collect, collectors editions of game cases, and such.

    Imagine Halo 5, digital code, bundled with retail Collectors Box, that way they get tall the perks of physical copies, without having to bother with disc...

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