i mean,.. yeah. but i'm digital only just so i don't have to swap discs so i guess they got me to move. worth it though. people complain the costs are higher but i don't really buy it. i see digital on psn cheaper than retail often enough.
It goes both ways. On launch physical is cheaper over here, though not by much. For older games it depends.
However I don't feel like installing a bigger hdd or hanging an extra one on the console. (I move the thing around daily)
My internet is capped and not all that fast, big patches are enough trouble already.
Despite having to swap discs (go back upstairs if the kids took out DC again and put it in a random box, grrr) I do like browsing through my games on a shelf instead of on a screen.
Anyway choice is good and upgrading discs to a digital version would only be in the interest of publishers. Instead of charging $2 for it, they could even give you a $2 return credit. Yet I guess they don't mind the higher digital prices on release and are not jumping to introduce a convenient way to work around that price hike.
by me digital/physical are both $60 at release regardless. ..well unless i pre-order via amazon for that 10% bonus but i got burned by amazon too many times. if i pre-order a game it should at the very least ship on the day the game launches not weeks later. amazon really pissed me off wrt to game pre-orders.
my internet isn't capped and fast so i certainly have a different perspective there but i totally get you're side and fully support that consoles should still support physical even if i'm chosing to go full digital.
...and i hate my cases for the most part now. i have around 400 dvd and that takes up too much space. i've come to loath having the cases around for the most part. i just buy too many games to want to keep a library of cases around.
still. choice would be nice. there is an occassion limited or special edition game released where i would kind of like to buy the disc for the extras but then i think about how i don't want the disc and end up not buying it. sure would be nice to be able to link that disc's license key to my online profile.