Not just the disc drive (Gaming)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, September 18, 2020, 13:31 (39 days ago) @ Vortech

I fail to see how "consumer choice is fine, so long as a choice exists" works for the games, but not the console. And if we really wanted to tie price to cost, the digital games should cost less than the discs. Would that be OK too?

This is a move towards consoles that eventually don't offer a disc option at all. Old systems with a disc drive preserved choice: buy digital if you want, or buy a disc.

With no disc drive, you have but one option. And if the PS6 doesn't have a disc option, then it's over.

The manufacturing and distribution of a disc is minuscule all things considered. Merely a couple dollars (if that) per disc. But one thing that they could do is to release the game digitally as soon as the game goes gold. There's zero reason to sit on a finished version of the game that could be distributed digitally while discs are pressed. If they really wanted to push digital, they would simply do this.

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