I love discs as much as the next guy, but it amazes me how many folks are hurt by the digital content. $30 is a great for 5 great games, no matter which way you cut it.
Agree wholeheartedly. There are like zillions of physical copies of these games out there already, and they have little resale value (since almost everyone has them). There is no need for Sony to press discs of these games when the digital copies exist.
There's a lot of people on CAG who seem to have this weird fear of not being able to play a PSN/Xbox Live game in 75 years, as if they are going to amble out of their fallout shelter on crutches and want to fire these games up. So by gum, they MUST have a physical copy. In reality half of them will be out of gaming in five years and their games were pawned off by their mom. The other half will be too busy playing the next generation of games to give a crap about freaking Chains of Olympus being on a disc.
I'm a collector, I get that aspect of it. I have hundreds of games, sealed copies of games, rare imports, etc. And I do prefer to grab a physical copy if available. But I'm not going to pass up a good deal on a game that I actually want to PLAY just because it's a digital copy. People are going to eventually have to let it go, because the day is coming eventually when there won't be discs anymore. What are we really collecting anymore anyway? I open up games nowadays and there's no manual, not even an insert, just a disc in a cheap shoddy case (Vita, I'm looking at you). I miss the days of attractive boxes, a nice thick manual, maybe a mini-strategy guide... but we've got to let it go at some point.