However, it also makes the transition to digital so much easier. Digital is better in a variety of ways, where normally the only advantage of buying physical would be the stuff you get. But if all I'm getting is a cheap box with nothing in it but a disk (or cartridge), eh... digital it is.
I still have yet to see what digital brings as an advantage other than save you from the perils of having to drive yourself to the store...but I will agree that getting an empty box with a card dramatically reduces collector's value and the value of the game package as a whole. Since I already own physical copies of Skyrim for 360 and PS4 I will probably go digital on the Switch version though....dont want to drive to the store...and it's on sale right now lol