With the release of the Wii U, Nintendo has further embraced digital games sales alongside traditional retail, and Sony apparently plans to do the same with the release of PlayStation 4. In fact, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida recently revealed that all PlayStation 4 games will be available as digital downloads.
Speaking with The Guardian, Yoshida said “We’re shifting our platform more and more to the digital side. PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc.
“The Witness will be a digital release and because of the flexibility of the digital distribution scheme, we can have more small games that might be free or available for a couple of dollars, or different services like free-to-play or subscription models.”
Personally, I prefer being able to physically hold something if I’m going to spend $60 on it. Thankfully, that will still be an option. However, if digital games make more sense to you, then Sony is ready to meet your needs.