Yesterday, we heard Sony boss Guy Longworth say that the "vast majority" of gamers still prefer physical copies .
And we believe it. However, Sony has also made it clear that they believe in a digital-heavy future, as all PlayStation 4 titles will be available as digital downloads. At the same time, not all games will be available in disc format. And as time goes on, newer generations continue to bury the old and embrace the new, so digital domination is basically inevitable.
That being said, when you first bring home the PS4, will you be playing a disc-based game, or will you be downloading it from the PlayStation Network? I'd rather just pop in Killzone: Shadow Fall and play it, rather than waiting for it to download (which, depending on Internet connection, is gonna take a while ). Plus, being an old-school gamer, I always think part of the fun of bringing home a new console is bringing home some new games with it. And those games are in boxes, damnit.
I really don't intend to buy many games off the PSN, unless I'm forced. But I wouldn't be surprised to find that I'm in the minority on that.