|The Fury said:
Currently more expensive, can't get a refund of any kind, can't exchange game you don't like or have completed in exchange for paying less for a new game you do, can't sell games you just don't want to play anymore, buying used game for £10 because the game is out of print yet it's still £55 on digital, hard drive space.
There are more reasons than 'putting a box of a shelf'. Make digital more consumer friendly by allowing some of these things above and maybe it'll become a valid option.
And those are valid reasons. I'm not sure the situation is as bad as you indicate, though. I've gotten games digitally (on Steam and PSN) that was considerably less than the retail copy. It works both ways. But even as valid as those reasons are, I can't imagine just giving up gaming because of it.
And let's be real. There are a lot of game shelf builders out there that are using that as a major factor in their love for physical and their disdain for digital. They're not selling their games. They're padding shelves. Which is cool, I guess. I just don't understand placing more importance on a game being physical, than the actual act of playing a game.