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Bad News Wolfenstein Youngblood Switch only contains a digital code in the box no cart

Jan 6, 2019
2,388
#5
I guess the budget price wouldn't be able to cover cartridge costs unless Bethesda raised the price for Switch owners only. Nonetheless, that's a shame.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,860
#10
Hmm.

I wonder it it's just a size vs price per cart issue and they sought to avoid the switch tax.

Or they decided the lead time for production was just far to early for development to adequately finish without basically requiring a full redownload patch to be acceptable.

Either way a shame, but im not suprised they pulled this considering it's not a full price release.
 

Robin

Restless Insomniac
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
1,676
#14
Understandable if they don't find it profitable enough to do a cartridge but if it's to that point I'd almost prefer they just not release it boxed as it's a bit deceptive. Regardless there are those that would prefer to still at least have a box on a shelf.
 

Ugly Gamer

Banned
Member
Feb 15, 2019
56
#26
I am so tired of this shit from big publishers on the Switch. I'm sorry, but fuck off with this cheap ass shit. It's ALWAYS the big publishers that do this crap too. Capcom, Bethesda, 2K, etc...They're the only who cheap out on these Switch games.

Yet, oh hey, look at Limited Run Games, or Nicalis...smaller publishers relative to these other ones, and their games are always nicely packaged, and even include some manuals and other goodies inside the box. Bethesda can't even be bothered to put the fucking game in the box.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,145
Perth, Australia
#30
This is already a super common practice for PC games. I have a Tekken 7 steel book that hilariously just had a card with a steam code in it. It was only a matter of time before we started getting console games the same way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,053
Phoenix
#33
I'm guessing the physical edition is just marketing? Maybe a way for someone browsing the game section of a store to see it and know the game exists? I dunno, just trying to understand this move.
 
Jan 17, 2018
957
#35
I am so tired of this shit from big publishers on the Switch. I'm sorry, but fuck off with this cheap ass shit. It's ALWAYS the big publishers that do this crap too. Capcom, Bethesda, 2K, etc...They're the only who cheap out on these Switch games.

Yet, oh hey, look at Limited Run Games, or Nicalis...smaller publishers relative to these other ones, and their games are always nicely packaged, and even include some manuals and other goodies inside the box. Bethesda can't even be bothered to put the fucking game in the box.
Usually Limited Run etc release tiny eShop games. Apparently people are willing to put 2-5x more for a cartridge and some stickers.

Good news is GCU members will get 20% off this digital copy of the game
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,394
#39
I'm guessing the physical edition is just marketing? Maybe a way for someone browsing the game section of a store to see it and know the game exists? I dunno, just trying to understand this move.
Saves them money on the cart and they still get to be in retail stores.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,120
#41
I am so tired of this shit from big publishers on the Switch. I'm sorry, but fuck off with this cheap ass shit. It's ALWAYS the big publishers that do this crap too. Capcom, Bethesda, 2K, etc...They're the only who cheap out on these Switch games.

Yet, oh hey, look at Limited Run Games, or Nicalis...smaller publishers relative to these other ones, and their games are always nicely packaged, and even include some manuals and other goodies inside the box. Bethesda can't even be bothered to put the fucking game in the box.
Because their games are way bigger in terms of size and scope? This obviously sucks, but Bethesda is still doing a day and date release.
 
Jan 17, 2019
669
#43
So it's digital-only, just with an optional case for show? The case is certainly part of the appeal of going physical, so I'd still opt for this over buying directly from the eShop, but... bleh.