Today when you buy a game physical, put the disc on and discover you need to download 5GB+ day 1 patch is definitively pushing people towards digital.
The idea that its okay to release a product thats got tons of issues, but its fine because you can just patch it lateron, is def. pushing people towards digital.
You would think Nintendo "understood" this is what people wanted (finished products that just work, on cartridge) but even they f*** it up, by often shipping small cartidges and requireing you to download half the game anyways.
Theres no getting around it, these days.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071