Originally Posted by tylerh1701
Unless you have a major purchase to make, like $50 to renew PS+, I don't think it's all that great of a deal. Anyone with a backlog (like me) would be well served to just wait for the games to be half off (or maybe even free), since this is basically just a 20% off deal. Because of my backlog, I never let myself buy anything for just 20% off unless I know it will play it right away.
Yeah, I mean normally I would think exactly the same thing, that 20% off just isn't worth it especially since I generally don't buy much any game for more than 75% off original MSRP unless it's already cheap, 40-70% off and probably not going to get any better. But most of the games I'm looking at are ones that have been up on the PS Store for years and I've never seen a sale on them. And admittedly I may have just missed a sale on a few of them since I tended not to check the PSN deals every single week until about 1.5 - 2 years ago. But I definitely haven't seen them on sale since then.
And yeah, there's also the fact that while I might play a few of the games that I want fairly soon or immediately, I probably wouldn't play most of them for awhile due to my insane backlog.
But just from my observations, I don't tend to see many sales over 50% off or permanent price drops for digital only content on the PS Store except on already cheap games and/or games I couldn't give a crap less about. As far as digital downloads for games that are available on disc, screw that sh*. I'm already on the verge of needing a new HDD for my PS3 and I've never
seen a disc game that's available for download where it's cheaper on the PS Store. There's always a sale or just regular price on disc games that's cheaper than a sale or regular price on the PS Store at any given time.
So like I said, normally I would absolutely agree with you; but for the games I'm looking at it's a little different. I definitely will be waiting throughout Oct to see if there are any weekly deals on the games I'm thinking about and otherwise not buy anything until the PS Store is updated on Oct 30. But I'm still not sure if I'll do it given my increasing monetary restrictions and also the "only 20% off" thinking that keeps grinding on my mind.