- Oct 25, 2017
Digital distribution has allowed for a growing surplus of fantastic games, but some folk lament the loss of having physical media released for the majority of titles. Retail games are something you can lend to a friend, get signed at a convention, leave on a shelf to look guiltily at when you realise it is still unopened or just to sell when you are done with it. While digital definitely is the king in terms of number of titles released there are still a decent amount of those games getting released on discs and cartridges. The issue being is that sometimes those titles get published in different regions than your own that, while your console can play it, you may not be aware of due to small print runs or tied to specific retailers that cause them to fly under the radar.
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This document was created to track physical releases for previously digital only titles, upcoming physical indie games and ones that were released physically but not in all regions. It primarily focused on PAL and NTSC region games with notable Japanese only physical titles mentioned. The document is still a work in progress and something I will continue to plug away at over time; it is also currently skewed towards North America as I'm not as aware of games that don't release in PAL territories as I am ones in my own region. Please let me know when there are things I miss and I'll update it.
*Doc is currently out of date. Need to get my main desktop back before I can edit the doc again. Temp laptop doesn't play nice with the large amount of data/pages in my Google sheet.*