Switch Why are Digital Downloads so expensive?


Gamers Core Founder
I've been putting off buying Breath of the Wild for a while now because I wanted it on download rather than a physical copy so I don't have to switch cartridge and I'm not wasting / paying for packaging.

It doesn't make sense though - the download code costs £60 but the physical copy can be purchased as low as £45.

Surely it'd make sense for it to be the other way around given that the physical copy can be shared / resold and the download code is tied to your account.

Does anyone have any insight as to why this is happening?


Active Member
Was just thinking about this early this morning! Only reason I’ve held off on Splatoon and Mario Kart. Just too inconvenient to carry around more than one physical game.