The majority of game fans in the UK prefer boxed software, according to a new study. The study was a survey conducted by Broadband Genie. Approximately 2,000 UK gamers participated in the study. Out of the 2,000, about 39 percent said they preferred physical software over digital software. A quarter said they preferred to download, and the rest of the bunch (36 percent) had no preference.
The report corresponds with a Gamespot poll, which found that more than half of the respondents said they preferred physical games. Only 25 percent said digital downloads. The survey also asked about 1000 gamers how often they experienced online lag, with 59 percent claiming they noticed it either ‘occasionally or frequently.’
However, the survey didn’t distinguish the reason behind the lag. So there is no telling if it was from platform holder networks, ISPs, or whatever other reason. In June, European PlayStation Network users suffered lengthy download times, some upwards of 99 hours. This was just after the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, causing much unhappiness.
There are additional pieces that the survey covered, that I didn’t talk about in this article. If you want to know more about this study, or read it with your own eyes, here is the link to the study: