New to the Xbox world and I have a question

I bought my 6 yr old an Xbox 360 for Christmas. A worker in Gamestop told me to download all of his games to the Xbox's hard drive to keep my son from handling the games and possibly scratching them. I downloaded them, but it says that I still need the game in the console to load it. 

Am I doing something wrong? 

If you still need the game in the console to play it even when it is downloaded to the hard drive, what's the point of downloading it then?

Thanks in advance!



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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

Hey there,

No, you have done it correctly. You do need the disc in the drive even for installed games. They require the disc in the console still so that they can verify that you own the game you are trying to play. They do this so that you can't just rent/borrow a copy, install it and then return the game. Also, installed games extends your consoles life by easing up the work on the laser and fans (to keep your console cooler).

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