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Best Buy GCU is being Discontinued?


#61 Chuck Stank   Colts/Hawkeyes Fan CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:04 PM

Chances are your sub is going to outlive physical games. 


Lol, physical games aren’t going away, like ever.

#62 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14124 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

If this really is happening then the least they should do is let GCU stack during Black Friday again.



#63 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11599 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

Amazon will follow suit, don't you worry about that. The only reason why they even did it was to compete, now they don't have to. 

Indeed. I'm mostly digital these days but I don't trust Nintendo I still get those games on cart.

Dark times ahead.



#64 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1700 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

My BBY account no longer have GCU discount

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#65 likeme   Banned Banned   3532 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

Looks like I will close my BB CC when my membership expires at the end of the year.

#66 davidflecha17   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

I also have it til 2020. I hope they buy out my subscription. I usually wait for game prices to get below the 20% discount anyway.



#67 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4561 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

It's still there, it only appears in your cart.



#68 aaronz77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

Ah. That's it! I'm shopping at circuit city from now on...

#69 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3832 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

Welp, I should still have time to pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2, Smash Bros, Tomb Raider, and maybe the new Halo if there is one this year.

 

RIP GCU, you were the real MVP

 

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I am more sad about GCU dropping than Toys R Us going out of business.



#70 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11599 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

Lol, physical games aren’t going away, like ever.

Ever?

Digital sales are already over 50% for most AAA games.

PC and (lol) Phone is obviously digital only, at least PC 99% of the time.

Sony and MS will make bigger digtal pushes next gen.

Don't forget all the switch games coming out requiring a download. If Nintendo were ever to cut off servers (which they have done with Wii, and one day they will with the Switch) good luck playing that game you "own".



#71 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6730 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

Well I’m a member through December. So..we’ll see.

#72 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4561 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:12 PM

One chain reaction this is going to do is increase the quality of pre-order bonuses. Cancelling GCU will significantly reduce the number of games sold at launch, so to give incentive, it's likely the pre-order bonuses will be higher quality. May mean more steelbooks, for those who want to find a silver lining in all this.

 

As long as they don't pull any snakey bullshit, like offer really important DLC as a pre-order only exclusive.



#73 Oscar Explosion   Awesometastic! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

Well I'm glad I decided to reup a few days ago.

#74 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9554 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

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If we lose all 20% on Amazon too I will only be buying niche games and the very, very seldomly AAA games. Sad indeed.



#75 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9567 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

Flock to the Best Buy forums and bitch people! Maybe they’ll reconsider seeing how gamers will leave in droves.

#76 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30660 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:15 PM

I'm just here for the meltdowns.
 
EDIT:
 

Welp, I won't be buying anything from Best Buy anymore, just like before GCU. Not even non-video game stuff. Screw them. This sucks. I've spent upwards of $2500 there in the last two years with GCU mostly on video games but I've given them business for computers, TVs, and other stuff too because I appreciated them so much for doing GCU. They can die a slow death now for all I'm concerned.


That's the stuff!



#77 Chuck Stank   Colts/Hawkeyes Fan CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:16 PM

Ever?
Digital sales are already over 50% for most AAA games.
PC and (lol) Phone is obviously digital only, at least PC 99% of the time.
Sony and MS will make bigger digtal pushes next gen.
Don't forget all the switch games coming out requiring a download. If Nintendo were ever to cut off servers (which they have done with Wii, and one day they will with the Switch) good luck playing that game you "own".


You have sources for all of this?

#78 joshnickerson   Evil Super Genius CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:16 PM

Ah. That's it! I'm shopping at circuit city from now on...


Poser. Caldor's where it's at!

#79 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1332 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:18 PM

Sigh....I was thinking of re-newing my GCU earlier this month too. Mine ends in October, so I gotta pre-order everything.

And I was going to hit best buy elite plus this year too.

#80 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4561 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:18 PM

Poor Ubisoft. No one will ever pre-order their games ever again lol. Just wait until their typical 50% price drop in 4 months.



#81 RabbiHick  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:19 PM

Ever?
Digital sales are already over 50% for most AAA games.
PC and (lol) Phone is obviously digital only, at least PC 99% of the time.
Sony and MS will make bigger digtal pushes next gen.
Don't forget all the switch games coming out requiring a download. If Nintendo were ever to cut off servers (which they have done with Wii, and one day they will with the Switch) good luck playing that game you "own".


I'd love to know where you're getting that 50 percent digital sales number from.

Personally, I don't think physical games are going anywhere. Gamers are a stubborn bunch. Remember when MS tried that always online nonsense? I don't think the industry will stand for it. There will definitely be more games that are digital only, but physical games will still exist.

#82 Miketheking   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:21 PM

Glad I didn't buy a membership.

#83 RabbiHick  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:21 PM

Flock to the Best Buy forums and bitch people! Maybe they’ll reconsider seeing how gamers will leave in droves.


It's highly unlikely they care. This is almost certainly a money loser for them. They likely tried to experiment to see if it would get more gamers in the store to buy other stuff, and eventually reached the conclusion that it wasn't worth the losses GCU was generating.

#84 TooLegitToQuit  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:23 PM

Can anyone actually confirm if it still works in store or not?

Someone confirmed earlier in the thread it's no longer working in stores. I just texted my old co-workers there too to get some further info if possible.

Incredibly stupid move by BB. If they don't replace it with a new program they're about to lose a shit ton of customers

 

 

I'd like to know the answer to this too. No disrespect to the poster from earlier, but I'm not going to rely on just the word of 1 post. Can anyone else confirm? If I get to a local store, I'll certainly report back with my own results.



#85 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2253 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:24 PM

Fuck

 

it had to end sometime I guess, since BB makes no money off games sold with this, in fact probably even loses money...



#86 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11599 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:24 PM

You have sources for all of this?

https://www.gamesind...ercent-of-sales Ubisoft's digital revenue is over 50%

 

http://www.playstati...eal-good-thing/ Activision says digital sales are increasing 5% per year. It should be at or above 50% this holiday.

 

https://www.theverge...-download-games

 

You won't be able to download Wii games sometime after 2019.

 

My source is a simple google search. Thanks for playing people.



#87 ZabaZu  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:24 PM

I'd love to know where you're getting that 50 percent digital sales number from.

Personally, I don't think physical games are going anywhere. Gamers are a stubborn bunch. Remember when MS tried that always online nonsense? I don't think the industry will stand for it. There will definitely be more games that are digital only, but physical games will still exist.

Eh, Idk about that.  Almost all of your physical PS4/Xbox One games are buggy, nearly unplayable messes without at least the day 1 patch, and with every game requiring an install anyway, there's almost no incentive anymore unless you are a collector of any sort.  I don't want to see them go either, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if this gen is the end of physical games.



#88 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11280 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:25 PM

It's disappointing, but just means that Microcenter, Newegg and Amazon get even more of my business. 

Humble, Valve, GOG and various bundle sites probably will pick up some extra business as well, as if I'm not getting 20% off while new-ish, lots of console purchases just turn into digital purchases waiting to glut my Steam backlog.



#89 Bankotsu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   557 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM

Well, there goes the only reason to go to Best Buy

#90 hectorarizpe   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1065 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

hectorarizpe

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:27 PM

Not showing a discount on mine either. Finally the Best Buy good ol days are over. RIP