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. dongodongo12


    3 hours ago

    That is why i dont own a switch

  2. zorlda


    5 hours ago

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

  3. BlurryKnight


    6 hours ago

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

  4. Joji Dura

    Joji Dura

    13 hours ago

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

  5. Jordan Jackson

    Jordan Jackson

    13 hours 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.)

  6. WraxTV


    17 hours 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.

  7. Mixtape Man

    Mixtape Man

    18 hours ago

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

  8. Elvis Ioannidis

    Elvis Ioannidis

    19 hours ago

    why do i love hearing scott complain about things

  9. Brandon McMahon

    Brandon McMahon

    19 hours ago

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

  10. LiquidArmProduction


    20 hours ago

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

  11. Connor Palmer

    Connor Palmer

    20 hours 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.

  12. Mythos MUGEN

    Mythos MUGEN

    20 hours ago

    1:50 *Neuron activation*

  13. Amelia Wright

    Amelia Wright

    21 hour 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.

  14. Keira Cross

    Keira Cross

    23 hours 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

  15. Fish. Keep. Love.

    Fish. Keep. Love.

    Day ago

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

  16. TFT1991


    Day 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.

  17. xRIOTx


    Day 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

  18. R


    Day ago

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

  19. Monica Dixon

    Monica Dixon

    Day ago

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

  20. The Worst

    The Worst

    Day ago

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

  21. Fim 0458

    Fim 0458

    Day 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.

  22. John McRASNI

    John McRASNI

    Day ago

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

  23. Lucas Skoff

    Lucas Skoff

    Day ago

    But why did you buy it then

  24. Jorge Sainz

    Jorge Sainz

    Day ago

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

  25. Timothy Gauker

    Timothy Gauker

    Day 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

  26. Alberto Ruiz

    Alberto Ruiz

    Day ago

    Thanks for the free copy of duck tales dumbass HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHA

  27. Jayson Cronly

    Jayson Cronly

    Day ago

    the cutest way to kill a seal is actually clubbing it to death, using a seal as a club

  28. 14akamaru


    Day ago

    'What if they don't have an internet connection but really likes buying Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris?' Damn... I've been found out.

  29. itsybitsybentube


    Day ago


  30. Henrik D. Ragnevi

    Henrik D. Ragnevi

    Day ago

    It is cause they can sell them in stores.

  31. karlwest49


    Day ago

    I'm probably most annoyed with the Spyro trilogy on Switch. Despite only the first game being on the cartridge, you still have to insert the cartridge to play the second and third games that you have to download. That is madness in a box.

  32. Krystian Polska

    Krystian Polska

    Day ago

    hi scot :)

  33. RansomMoney58


    Day ago

    "They save space" physical games on PS4, XBOX ONE, PS5 and XBOX SERIES X/S have their data ripped to the consoles hard drive

  34. The Smiling Scientist

    The Smiling Scientist

    Day ago

    My man made a 20 minute video about boxes with paper in them

  35. Sean O'Reilly

    Sean O'Reilly

    Day ago

    Everything will be digital only. Then, someone will come up with the idea of releasing a small booklet with a game and we will all pretend it's a new idea

  36. Mousepad ASMR

    Mousepad ASMR

    Day ago


  37. Forest E. Bayer

    Forest E. Bayer

    Day ago

    I was so mad when I got bioshock trilogy on physical for switch. They literally put like half of each game on the cartridge and had to download the rest. Like, why the hassle? Doesn’t make it way harder on them than just putting three cartridges in there? Nintendo

  38. Ryan Gallagher

    Ryan Gallagher

    Day ago

    this is like the gaming equivalent of king solomon suggesting they cut the baby in half

  39. con566


    Day ago

    As someone who has lost their entire house to a hurricane. Digitals not so bad when you think about it.

  40. Big Al'

    Big Al'

    Day ago

    On xbox, you can share downloaded games with one other person so i think that helps digital popularity. It eliminates the cost of access for these players and these players will then continue to purchase micro transactions thus creating revenue where previously cost of access put off potential purchases.

  41. Myles Baker

    Myles Baker

    Day ago

    What is the game at 2:17?

  42. Drake Lee

    Drake Lee

    Day ago

    I can bet this made Scott very upset solely because of the PeptoBismol bottle behind him.

  43. bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    Day ago

    😂😂 this dude said “like a vasectomy” I swear those little remarks always catch me off guard lol

  44. Krufs Music

    Krufs Music

    Day ago

    You can't resell a redemmed code. It's a way to slowly kill the second hand market.

  45. Trainman700


    2 days ago

    Ah man that's awful, I'm too busy using my PC

  46. Gabriele V.

    Gabriele V.

    2 days ago

    3:53 hahahahahahaha that's why I fully support Scott Wozniak

  47. MAL 9000

    MAL 9000

    2 days ago

    15:41 Every company should stop putting the online multiplayer part of the games on disc. Why do I have to install the online portion of the game, when I don't care about it.

    • bilishu aliss

      bilishu aliss

      Day ago

      also a PC gamer, its something decently relevant as physical copies are pointless since nobody has a disc drive anymore, but not having a box is still lame, so some

  48. Selena Wolf

    Selena Wolf

    2 days ago

    "These things can be 100's of GB in size" holy c###. I get 35GB/ MONTH! They do remember some people live in rural areas and have bad internet right?

  49. Cresso The Grey

    Cresso The Grey

    2 days ago

    Fun fact: The reason the bigger Switch games are the digital ones is because Switch cartridges are really expensive, especially the bigger sizes.

  50. Suplyndmnd


    2 days ago

    Fortnite stuff is done that way, Apex Legends too, because kids play them and parents, rightfully so, don't want to put their credit card information in for them. So they buy it/skins/etc for them to redeem a code. That way you can control what happens with your kids accounts and money without letting them have access to a credit card.

  51. Wind Wind

    Wind Wind

    2 days ago

    It feels like buying a food stamp.

  52. Tetsuya jazayeri

    Tetsuya jazayeri

    2 days ago

    Famicom detective club music in background

  53. DuckJohnn


    2 days ago

    USgone AutoPlay brought me here for third time :)

  54. Nutcase363


    2 days ago

    PS3 and Xbox 360 was the last decent generation with Disc based video games

  55. Hype


    2 days ago

    3:34 Uncensored swears feel so wrong

  56. stever macsoucher

    stever macsoucher

    2 days ago

    I have a bunch of switch games but I only have smash on cart the rest are download only only console I have with no physical games

  57. Juan Rodriguez

    Juan Rodriguez

    2 days ago

    i prefer digital cause i like to swap between games without getting up. that being said both have pros and cons

  58. RxMxG


    2 days ago

    It feels like a lose-lose condition for the consumers

  59. Bandicoot Sauce

    Bandicoot Sauce

    2 days ago

    I'm surprised he didn't mention the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

  60. Bandicoot Sauce

    Bandicoot Sauce

    2 days ago

    "How much is that in square feet?" Exactly! Lmao!

  61. Bandicoot Sauce

    Bandicoot Sauce

    2 days ago

    Yeah, and this kind of thing is an especially big problem right now, given that we're still in the midst of the Switch firmware update Version 12.0.3 fiasco.

  62. Fragger Grenadier

    Fragger Grenadier

    2 days ago

    I personally don't mind this too much. I tend to prefer digital games these days as a lot of games basically have 0 data on the disc and basically require the full download onto the console, but you still need to put the disc in, which is just dumb, the reason I liked physical was it took up less space on your consoles storage. At the same time, having the packaging is nice, because its cooler to have a box on your shelf than just an image on your console's home screen. This provides a decent balance of both. As someone who's also a PC gamer, its something decently relevant as physical copies are pointless since nobody has a disc drive anymore, but not having a box is still lame, so some companies allow you to buy a physical digital which allows you to be able to throw a box up on your shelf but still have your digital PC game. I definitely see why people would hate this though

  63. Bandicoot Sauce

    Bandicoot Sauce

    2 days ago

    A... cardboard disc. Were the powers-that-be on drugs?

  64. Shanez1215


    2 days ago

    10:15 343 releasing a Halo 4 console with a digital code

  65. Ned Curfman

    Ned Curfman

    2 days ago


  66. Kit totally oficial

    Kit totally oficial

    2 days ago

    Yay Scott owns Sackboy a big adventure

  67. Med Otaku

    Med Otaku

    2 days ago

    10:44 wtf is with these HANDS!?

  68. Ekraelum


    2 days ago

    Whenever I see these digital only physical releases, I have vietnam flashbacks of me trying to download Ōkami HD on PS3 with what was the worst internet on Earth. It took me nearly a week. And it was 6GB. It's not only stupid to do this but also a torture to less fortunate folks

  69. Nick Ayres

    Nick Ayres

    2 days ago

    Scott flexing on use with that PS5 game, makes sense about his break lol

  70. Jiraiya 069

    Jiraiya 069

    2 days ago

    Hey all!! Guys I need help. I´m building a PS3, PS4, Xbox collection. More than 200 games bought. I´m sending everything to my home because right now I don´t have the consoles. Back at home, I have no internet connection I live in the mountains. Can somebody tell me the games where I need to download patches to enjoy single-player properly? For example I think Shemmue 3 needs a day 1 patch to work smoothly on PS4. Can anyone give me more examples? I am super lost. I´ve been out of big console gaming for years.. Any help could work.

  71. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

    2 days ago

    The true agony of gaming... is buying a game that has no physical copy but later physical release was announced. PHYSICAL MEDIA FOR LIFE!!!!

  72. Sarge


    2 days ago


  73. Francis S

    Francis S

    2 days ago

    I remember the first time I encountered digital only physical was back in 2016 when PUBG was still cool. I asked for it for Christmas on Xbox One. Opened the case, looked inside, and just said "what is even the fucking point?"

  74. Screen Time

    Screen Time

    2 days ago

    So uh...that big wall of text at 1:41 isn't an actual code right? Cuz if it is, i'm gonna be so pissed

    • wnnalis cioov

      wnnalis cioov

      2 days ago

      In recent years I’ve converted nearly entirely to digital games but something about seeing Rocket Leagues case and booklet really hit me.

  75. Blake C.

    Blake C.

    2 days ago

    The season pass disc issue where you buy the game disc only to digitally download the majority of the content afterwards, is an issue I've noticed a lot of physical games have in general and I think that will only get worse if the early access, release now and fix later trend continues. It's a pain to buy a disc and put it in just to wait hours to download updates and patches that are bigger and have more content than the game itself, just to be able to play it online with friends or in many cases at all. That might be the nail in the coffin for physical releases as one of the biggest benefits of a physical game is being able to play it then and there

  76. Dogabc 6

    Dogabc 6

    2 days ago

    Honey, turn off the ad blocker, a new Scott the Woz video is on

  77. Mack Burton

    Mack Burton

    2 days ago

    How about ranking different console generations ?

  78. Flurgerbla


    2 days ago

    18 minute video and doesn't even mention the difference between owning a licence to a digital copy and owning an actual physical copy. Because only a true physical copy is guaranteed to last and can be shared, while a digital copy can become impossible to download for many different reasons...

  79. Ranger Zickle

    Ranger Zickle

    2 days ago

    Next why don’t you talk about games that released in between console launches.

  80. Brian Ross

    Brian Ross

    2 days ago

    Actually more then 1 person.... 50% of the world has no internet or no internet access at all that's nearly 4 BILLION people

    • Ryan-Rami Ayoub

      Ryan-Rami Ayoub

      2 days ago

      That honestly sounds a lot to me, I thought it was only 25%.

  81. YOSHI 21

    YOSHI 21

    2 days ago

    1:55 I find it funny how Scott picked a clip that included 3d All Stars

  82. TazTheYellow


    2 days ago

    Rare footage of Scott genuinely angry geez louis

  83. Eazy


    2 days ago

    Dude I gal for the trick too…. Digital comes first. Buy it. Physical releases….. buy it too….

  84. Eazy


    2 days ago

    The internet thing is so true and we need to talk about that. I have a friend who hasn’t had internet like EVER and probably won’t ever have it until he’s forced. His Aunt has it, which he goes there to update his console and SOMETIMES update his games so he can get free content etc. I honestly hope to see him buy Cyberpunk for the old gen consoles which is new to him… gonna be hilarious when I hear the story behind all that

  85. harbinger


    2 days ago

    Your videos are so quiet... 😔

  86. taylor mentzer

    taylor mentzer

    3 days ago

    Scott makes a fair point but let's not forget about the death of physical PC releases, they don't exist anymore. After a time it's just more convenient to have a steam account with 100 games than all those boxes

  87. Akechism


    3 days ago

    Scott talk about fallguys

  88. Al M

    Al M

    3 days ago

    But honestly I don’t know what to do! My storage is so full but so many of my games I’ve already purchased digitally. What do I do just buy boxes?

  89. Al M

    Al M

    3 days ago

    In recent years I’ve converted nearly entirely to digital games but something about seeing Rocket Leagues case and booklet really hit me.

  90. Bret Benites

    Bret Benites

    3 days ago

    Also Scott I smashed my copy of sonic spin ball with a sledgehammer that was fun I had a back up copy

  91. Bret Benites

    Bret Benites

    3 days ago

    Scott likes sonic spin ball that’s why he brings it up all the time

  92. ej sese

    ej sese

    3 days ago

    Imagine buying the physical release and then also still having to install it to the consoles before you can play it

  93. Steve b Yt

    Steve b Yt

    3 days ago

    What’s the point of buying a game in case if your gonna this it away when you get home that’s no fun

  94. reaper84


    3 days ago

    Wow, that's really messed up. Having one game on cartridge, but the other download only? What logic that this make... I guess that's to make the used market sales pointless.

  95. Geekygami


    3 days ago

    FINALLY somebody fucking talks about this! Every time I see mentions of why retail is dying, THIS never gets bloody mentioned! And yet it's so obvious! This fucking trend is the only reason I even got Steam in the first place! My Skyrim DVD didn't contain the bloody game, just a code to get it from Steam!

  96. Izzy Ace Dolphin

    Izzy Ace Dolphin

    3 days ago

    This reminds me of modern physical pc games. Modern pc games that are physical come with a disc that just installs or launches steam, and then theres a code inside. WHATS THE POINT. Why even have the disc if it's just to launch steam

  97. niddg viiut

    niddg viiut

    3 days ago

    Could you imagine buying a “physical” copy and the receipt printer was low on ink?

  98. Big Fat Meanie

    Big Fat Meanie

    3 days ago

    1:50 I remember this loading screen ahhaha

  99. Quinn


    3 days ago

    the fortnite physical release was so fucking predatory, when i worked at gamestop i had so many confused parents who heard of this game and wanted to buy it for their kid, it was so hard to get some of them to understand that it's actually a free game and theres no reason to spend money on it but literally none of us would let anyone buy it without explaining that first. everything about fortnite is designed to trick people into spending money and it's disgusting.

    • Jordan Conery

      Jordan Conery

      2 days ago

      I know lmao and they realeased The same fake game more than once it’s just sad

  100. Max Lancaster

    Max Lancaster

    3 days ago

    the codes are so you cant let friends barrow them and so you gotta buy it again later or buy their sd cards

    • niddg viiut

      niddg viiut

      3 days ago

      I think it’s beautiful that if you buy a physical Cyberpunk disc and don’t internet update it’s a de facto broken game