Digital Only Physical Games - Scott The Woz

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Music Used:
"Starlight Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog
"Coursebot" from Super Mario Maker
"Starship Mario 1" from Super Mario Galaxy 2
"Stage Select" from Mega Man 11
"Apple Kid" from EarthBound
"Mount Vesuvius" from DuckTales Remastered
"Rolling Hills A" from Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
"Mini Mayhem" from Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
"Downtown (That's Right 1)" from Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (2021)
"Splash Woman" from Mega Man 9
"Flying Battery Zone Act 2" from Sonic Mania
"Switch Scramble Circus" from Super Mario 3D World
"Title Screen" from Mega Man Legacy Collection
"Music Player/Leaderboards" from Mega Man Legacy Collection
"Game Select" from Mega Man Legacy Collection
"Sword Search on Koholint Island" from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
"Replay" from ARMS
"Sawmill Thrill (Midway)" from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
"White Land" from F-Zero
"In the Darkness" from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
"Breakout" from 3D Dot Game Heroes


  1. BaseDeltaZero
    2 hours ago

    Remember CD burners? Those were cool...

  2. Beanbot Productions
    Beanbot Productions
    6 hours ago

    I kind of get these for online-only games. You need an Internet connection to play the game, so why bother making a cartridge just for people to get home, put it in, and realize they need Wi-Fi for this. You may as well just make the game download only, that way slightly less people are disappointed, and they don’t need to print cartridges. On the other hand, JUST MAKE IT AN ESHOP EXCLUSIVE. OVERWATCH DOESN’T NEED TO BE PHYSICAL, IT’S OVERWATCH.

  3. schoolruler2
    7 hours ago

    I propose a theory. They have a limited number of discs they can make for games due to downscaling of manufacturing or limited capacity due to the explosion of interest in gaming.

  4. kemuael
    8 hours ago

    Digital games are the best

  5. Adam
    10 hours ago

    How many weird looks did you get for peering at the Target with binoculars? lol

  6. Mostly Silent Protagonist
    Mostly Silent Protagonist
    10 hours ago

    To be fair, with the season pass discs you're still able to play the full game if the digital version is taken off digital stores. Try buying Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy on PS Store. You can't buy the other episodes there. Okay, yeah that particular game isn't amazing but I liked it enough to seek out a physical copy so I could play the entire thing so they're not completely pointless.

  7. Kitsado Torres
    Kitsado Torres
    13 hours ago

    I'm sorry but I'm mexican american and you don't say Juarez like how you said it. Instead say this hwu-r (roll that r) -dez. Once again I'm sorry I am just really big on saying things the correct way.

  8. Internet Person
    Internet Person
    13 hours ago

    Scott's voice went full Rob Paulsen at 9:56

  9. Reginald
    19 hours ago

    Full disclosure I decided not to buy Doom Eternal when I found out there wasn’t a physical version. Fingers crossed that it comes eventually

  10. UnfortunatelyRad
    20 hours ago

    The entire video I was thinking about how I got a digital only physical copy of Terraria like 5 years ago. Then you flashed a picture of the Terraria case.

  11. Adam Mokdad
    Adam Mokdad
    20 hours ago

    The venomous neon curiosly spark because beauty gratifyingly claim regarding a mute valley. ashamed, spicy fall

  12. ChocolatePorter
    22 hours ago

    technically every xbox one/series x game is a hybrid between DOPGs and physical games. you pop the disk in, it downloads, and you can play it. but you still need the disk even though the game is downloaded. only upsides are faster download and ability to resell. it doesn't save storage, you have to get up to put the disk in, and it takes up physical space.

  13. Rexxer
    Day ago

    my uncle bought me a physical copy of minecraft story mode, by the time i starting playing it there were only 2 chapters and me being young thought that was the whole game and i was done. i still havent finished the game

  14. comrade heavy
    comrade heavy
    Day ago

    forknight forknight

  15. King Kayro
    King Kayro
    Day ago

    He made a 20 minute video about boxes, who's to say he can't make a 23 minute video about the L Button?

  16. Blonk
    Day ago

    mario kart live actually pissed me off because it makes it hard to preserve the game

  17. cooley
    Day ago

    more paper, and Nintendo ds cartridge's aren't?

  18. npc
    Day ago

    Why do they hate us so

  19. Dr bright productions
    Dr bright productions
    Day ago

    You showed the worst example for one point by showing hades a game that came out in early access at that time yes and the showed the switch version which came out the day of the full 1.0 release (same as the rest i think pretty sure it was pc only)

  20. Mayeur000Donz
    Day ago

    10:16 I'm actually okay with this. It means we'll get a physical copy that'll most probably have all the patches and extra polish included on-disc.

  21. javiel villa
    javiel villa
    Day ago

    I love the old ways where you owned cartridges.

  22. Dweeb
    Day ago

    Easy, a disc brings extra production costs. For a game that releases at 20USD (and will likely go on sale within the year), making it more expensive to produce is often just not worth it.

  23. gamerscott
    Day ago

    I like how i got sad seeing the crash 4 case cuz i got the digital and then i got the physical to keep as a collection item but then when i got it my dogs chewed up the case so yeahhh...i think imma stick with digital now^^"

  24. Crowkid 555
    Crowkid 555
    Day ago

    They also hate Australia

  25. 300-I.Q. Prower
    300-I.Q. Prower
    2 days ago

    70% of the reason for these things is “we know sone people are against digital only, this’ll trick em” and the remaining 30% is a toss up split between stupidity and avarice.

  26. Gustavo Brooks
    Gustavo Brooks
    2 days ago

    Is the code shown at 1:41 real?

  27. repeekyraid cero
    repeekyraid cero
    2 days ago

    12:01 On Switch you can at least pull the update file from another console... 14:54 what? hahaha 2799

  28. Devin stallworth
    Devin stallworth
    2 days ago

    i remeber buying a game and being able to play it soon as i get home now i have to buy it and download it on day 1

  29. Marker
    2 days ago

    15:48 no one was buying DOOM 2016 for the multi-player Scott, lmao

  30. MetalMario1231
    2 days ago

    At least Super Mario 3D all stars didnt pull something like got all 3 games in the one cart...which was nice

  31. Brusbser Jr.
    Brusbser Jr.
    2 days ago

    This trend is the dumbest shit I've ever seen

  32. Exphixon
    2 days ago

    how in the hell did you only get 15 minutes out of false advertising but then you get to EMTY GAME CASES and then BAM, 20 minutes.

  33. Jason Green
    Jason Green
    2 days ago

    Yeah man I bought batman telltale coz I don’t have Internet because I live in a regional area and don’t have wifi, just to find out it was a waste and I shoulda just bought it digital🤣

  34. emen3y
    2 days ago

    Doom Eternal with the helmet collectors ed. did the same - cardboard disc with a code for 240 bucks. and on top it required bethesda launcher instead of steam

    1. emen3y
      2 days ago

      they butchered the game anyway with the permanent ammo shortage ^^

  35. EPICHUMAN31 !
    3 days ago

    Imagine walking up to a gamestop* employee and saying “yes I would like to buy a fortnite” I have no problem with fortnite but... *fun fact until I edited this comment right after posting it this said gameshop lol, couldn’t remember the correct name

  36. Alt F4
    Alt F4
    3 days ago

    mk11 has 32 gigs of needed storage?, that my entire sd card

  37. Bunkbed s
    Bunkbed s
    3 days ago

    Every human being should play Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. I saw .15 seconds of gameplay and now I wanna play it all over again. Snapping beans with that cowboy repeater is one of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've ever had.

  38. Pratik Sahu
    Pratik Sahu
    3 days ago

    I didn't know spider man has a youtube channel 🤔

  39. SammEater
    3 days ago

    Never heard of those type of games before, in my region there is only full physical copies.

  40. Steward
    3 days ago

    I love his smile it looks soo damn fake

  41. Peng Win
    Peng Win
    3 days ago

    i will A L W A Y S be mad about the Mega Man Legacy Collection.

  42. StockImagesMan08
    3 days ago

    Well once you use your download code you can use the cases for stray games

  43. Click Bait
    Click Bait
    3 days ago

    well they care about the people who can't get a credit card

  44. Jay Time
    Jay Time
    3 days ago

    OMG I bought a MK 11 ultimate version like this amazon is still asking me to return it [DO NOT BUY Mortal Kombat 11 'ultimate' on switch]

  45. Crazak 53
    Crazak 53
    3 days ago

    This video just reminded me I’m excited for the physical release of “Dusk.”

  46. jam92es
    3 days ago

    Hey don't knock Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, it's really fun!

  47. Kathleen R.
    Kathleen R.
    4 days ago

    I’m sorry but I have to say it… Scott looks really cute when talking about killing seals

  48. Lucas959
    4 days ago

    3:33 Scott just gets me man

  49. Snoozy Akuji
    Snoozy Akuji
    4 days ago

    Scott: Why realase a game box without the game? The outro: I A M T H E O U T R O W I T H O U T T H E O U T R O ! (Nice subtlety, thought the outro was broken during rendering the edited footage for a second 🤣)

  50. Andy
    4 days ago

    I like owning my games instead of owning a license that allows me to download and play 'em. Sure, the physical copies tend to be obsolete right out of the gate thanks to day 1 patches, but still, you've at least got a way to purchase and play a version of that game once it's taken off the digital store. It was nice to get to play games like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after Capcom's license expired, even without the updates and DLC.

  51. Nathan Grech
    Nathan Grech
    4 days ago

    Wait so you're saying that a disc version of Lara Croft & the temple of Osiris is rare?

  52. pn33 milan
    pn33 milan
    4 days ago

    17:30 "SHOW US THE FUCKING CAR!" 😂

  53. James CyberLink
    James CyberLink
    4 days ago

    If you have a digital code to share as a gift, just give them the code without telling them what it is. Then it's like tearing off wrapping paper.

  54. Mr doctor
    Mr doctor
    4 days ago

    9:41 mass effect andromeda special edition didin’t even have the game disc or code but,i think its a good thing because how bad andromeda was

  55. SikoSoft
    4 days ago

    As far as I can tell, the Nintendo Switch cartridges can't even hold more than 32GB. They could have been decent and provided you two cartridges, one for each Resident Evil game, but instead thought it makes sense to make the consumer buy their own cartridge (in the form of a micro SD card) if they wanted to play the second game. They literally just threw the cost of playing that game back to whoever purchased it to provide their own storage medium to do so.

  56. Oscar Wang
    Oscar Wang
    4 days ago

    External hard drives:

  57. Sly_Merlin
    4 days ago

    I actually don't mind additional downloads AS LONG as there is a gamecard with the license to all the content. My main problem with these bundles / separate download codes is that parts of your purchase are forever bound to your Nintendo account, and this eliminates the full resale value. Heck, I would be okay if Nintendo produces a cartridge with only 64MB so you basically have to download the full game, as long as the cartridge acts as the license for the game!

  58. EGP
    4 days ago

    8:35 I'll never understand how Americans can't pronounce Lara. Funny thing is the developers changed her name from Laura to Lara to reduce confusion since they thought Americans would pronounce Laura as Lara. Turns out the opposite happened and over 20 years later Americans are still saying "Laura" lol.

  59. ThoMario86
    4 days ago

    Some people say Nintendo hates Europe Others that it hates Latin America Some even say Nintendo hates Brazil, China, and even the USA. But we all can agree on one thing: Nintendo only loves Japan.

  60. nicetoad
    4 days ago

    I had lara croft and the temple of osiris on disc. Must’ve been different in Europe

  61. Jonathan Corbett
    Jonathan Corbett
    4 days ago

    its almost like, not everyone in the world has internet, and yet, they still want to sell them games. how the fuck are you so ignorant to that? oh yeah, coz youre a first world boy, with no comprehension of the world outside your bubble........

    1. Elijah Tang-Spigelman
      Elijah Tang-Spigelman
      3 days ago

      You'd still have to download the game through a download code...which requires internet...

    2. schiggy2319
      3 days ago

      So if they dont have internet, why sell them a game that requires internet? What's your point?

  62. Matorum
    4 days ago

    They dont give you physical disks/Cartriges so you cant resell the games. Reselling loses gamecompanies money, cause they lose customers to the second hand market. The empty boxes serve probably as advertisement in Gamestop/Target/Wallmart etc.

  63. Izzle Sizzle
    Izzle Sizzle
    4 days ago

    Have you guys seen Mortal Kombat 11 for the Switch? I have it. 60 bucks not well spent for a physical copy… only to have to download EVERYTHING in your switch. I had to get an SD card for this thing and it STILL kept wanting to update or download something! I only wanted to play against CPUs anyway.

  64. Luis Espinosa
    Luis Espinosa
    4 days ago

    Honest question: how does he have everything he talks about on his videos?

  65. First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name
    4 days ago

    No one: Litterally no one: Schrodinger's cat : 3:40

  66. Andy Crowson
    Andy Crowson
    5 days ago

    I don't know of a video in the multiple hundreds of gigs. I'm not saying I know the size of all games, but when Warzone was 150gb I thought I heard this was the largest game file ever. Also, warzone being huge doesn't mean all games are getting massively bigger. Ratchet and Clank and Returnal were both around 40gb.

  67. Charles Trudel
    Charles Trudel
    5 days ago

    and like always, nintendo is acting more stupid than evil...

  68. Charles Trudel
    Charles Trudel
    5 days ago

    just find it funny that scot stop at the line with gal gun 2, goat simulator and game dev game.

  69. Geovanny Gallegos
    Geovanny Gallegos
    5 days ago

    The messed up part is a lot of those switch bundles have everything on the cart in the JP/Asian versions

  70. burr gurr and frie
    burr gurr and frie
    5 days ago

    i have a tetris 99 box that had a 1 year nintendo switch online subscription. it was $30

  71. Blubus
    5 days ago

    lol "The Internet and You" I like the way you operate Scott

  72. Michal Burdziel
    Michal Burdziel
    5 days ago

    ,,Eco friendly'' -buy a box with code -enter the code -download the game - Trow the box away I can feel that nature is thankfull

  73. Smallgremlin Gremlin
    Smallgremlin Gremlin
    5 days ago

    Honestly could be worse if they were all like Ducktales PS3 and came with actual items in the box, but even then why????

  74. Alex Bates
    Alex Bates
    5 days ago

    Imagine if they sold these on Amazon Pure unnecessary evil

  75. dongodongo12
    5 days ago

    That is why i dont own a switch

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      @dongodongo12 is it because it doesn't have the games you want, underpowered, last gen and is also a kids system?

    2. dongodongo12
      5 days ago

      @lol i know, that is why i said there are more reasons

    3. lol
      5 days ago

      @dongodongo12 that's not most games

    4. dongodongo12
      5 days ago

      @lol having to download parts or all the game for "physical copies" among other reasons

    5. lol
      5 days ago


  76. zorlda
    5 days ago

    I feel like those digital codes are for kids that don't have access to a credit card

  77. BlurryKnight
    5 days ago

    I literraly buyed Mario and Rabbids a few Days a go . Then i realised it was the Digital physical Version :(

  78. Joji Dura
    Joji Dura
    6 days ago

    The address behind the box at 8:22 is very close to where I live :)

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      See you at your house >:)

  79. Jordan Jackson
    Jordan Jackson
    6 days ago

    Scott: "This game is good enough to get a box, but not a disc." Me: (Patiently awaits the game that is good enough to get a disc but not a box.)

    1. Chaos89P
      Day ago

      Wii Sports, initially.

  80. WraxTV
    6 days ago

    God, I remember seeing tons of those Sonic Manias, thinking "Ah that's cool..." then noticing it has a redeem code and immediately thought it was a terrible waste of money.

    1. WraxTV
      3 days ago

      @lol Yeah I have actually got the physical cartridge since then, but never got around to picking up that collector's edition. And likely never will. Would have if it came with the physical cartridge though!

    2. lol
      5 days ago

      I have the physical cartridge

  81. Mixtape Man
    Mixtape Man
    6 days ago

    Fun Fact: You can play Minecraft Story Mode on Netflix. This isn't a joke.

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      I played it

  82. Elvis Ioannidis
    Elvis Ioannidis
    6 days ago

    why do i love hearing scott complain about things

  83. Brandon McMahon
    Brandon McMahon
    6 days ago

    Wait a minute... This isn't Madden 08...

  84. LiquidArmProduction
    6 days ago

    Would it be better or worse if these things just didn’t have a slot do the disc or card?

  85. Connor Palmer
    Connor Palmer
    6 days ago

    Scott might not see this. But the gamestop in the video is the same one that I've been going to since I was 4 years old. Shout out to the manager Justin over there he is a true goat.

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      You might meet scott

  86. Mythos MUGEN
    Mythos MUGEN
    6 days ago

    1:50 *Neuron activation*

  87. Amelia Wright
    Amelia Wright
    6 days ago

    I think the biggest L of the decade regarding this concept is Fatal Frame: Maiden in Blackwater for the WiiU. The download was 30 gigabytes. The WiiU's average memory was about 32 gigabytes.

  88. Keira Cross
    Keira Cross
    6 days ago

    As someone who lives in boondocks country nowhere near no good internet signal living off phone data ......... *Digital only /required internet* Is my worst nightmare And the first thing I Google now for games

  89. Fish. Keep. Love.
    Fish. Keep. Love.
    6 days ago

    The problem with these digital downloads, is eventually the platform shuts down the online store, and prevents you from opening your game

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      You have the right idea

  90. TFT1991
    6 days ago

    My favorite part about the Sonic Mania Collector's Edition was I got it at a midnight release. But I couldn't download it until the store updated the next day to allow me to download the game.

  91. xRIOTx
    6 days ago

    i get physical because if my account goes bye byes i can still play my games and if my parents find my games in 30 years i can play them

    1. lol
      5 days ago

      Parents? Don't you mean children?

  92. R
    6 days ago

    I love the picture that flashes by of Scott staring in discontent at Rock n' Roll Adventures on the Wii

  93. Monica Dixon
    Monica Dixon
    6 days ago

    The straight inventory epidemiologically paddle because expert optimally bathe until a mountainous gate. greedy, disturbed lettuce

  94. The Worst
    The Worst
    6 days ago

    Definitely being called out for what it is...💯✔

  95. Fim 0458
    Fim 0458
    6 days ago

    I bought the Wolfenstein Collectors Edition a year ago, and found out it didn't actually come with a disk, then I checked, and it didn't come with a fucking CODE EITHER. they just straight up sold the collectors edition without anything attached to it.

  96. John McRASNI
    John McRASNI
    6 days ago

    Great episode Scott. You should now talk about custom cases designs.

  97. Lucas Skoff
    Lucas Skoff
    6 days ago

    But why did you buy it then

  98. Jorge Sainz
    Jorge Sainz
    6 days ago

    5:06 I need a gif of this stat!!

  99. Timothy Gauker
    Timothy Gauker
    6 days ago

    The Sly Collection on Vita only has 1 and 2, my copy was used and it didn't have the download code so I learned that I had to download the whole digital version of the game just to get 3... That was annoying