I'll start with the benefits and negatives that I feel that can be justified.
Not having to get up and change this disk.
Hoping from game to game with a button push.
Sales that SOMETIMES are cheaper than retail.
Not having to go out of the house and pick up the game.
Reaching for something positive. Please add if I missed any thing?
Price reflecting MSRP prices. When packaging and Retail MSRP should not come into play.
Paying the retail profits for a package of lesser value.
No Physical copy.
The issue of backwards compatibility from gen to gen. Non-existent. This is a major flaw for me.
No option of trading in a game to re-coop any profits.
Possibility of Losing media due to companies collapsing their online structure.
The same game at an online or retail outlet being up to 20 dollars cheaper than the digital console refection. Amazon or other retailers.
No pre-order incentives.
Mining for additional profits with shit DLC. To justify the omission of content. Capcom.
Now we are starting to see online CONSOLE rental services that are trying to continue this scummy tactic. In SONY rental service and whatever shitty Microsoft service that will reveal its ugly head?
Please explain why you justify digital purchases over retail purchases in it current state?
I would like your insight on this structure? Why should we continue to support this practice on consoles?