Though at least with pc they are never gonna take the store down. Since pc doesn't have generations. The only difference between your new pc, aside from it having a newer version of windows, is it's faster. Delisted games can also be got though unofficial means as well not the case with consoles unless you can hack it you can easily hack most Nintendo consoles but PlayStations have never been easily hackable same with xbox.
Luckily it doesn't seem like Nintendo will ever push for a all digital future(it will do nothing but devalue their trillian dollar IPs), and carts are infinitely better then this Blu-ray POS tech, that requires you to install games on a HD/SSD, which if you're going to have to install games, might as well just play on the PC..
The Internet infrastructure could be destroyed today, and most of my games would still be playable
I'm rather enjoying my free digital games I get thanks to Plus, but your choice. disks are cool, I got quite a collection that I pop in and play, however playing digital is a bit smoother on the system vs the disk. so it doesn't really matter with digital vs disk the space isn't going to change none. and I rather like the extra storage space, those disks are nice, but they take up room I don't have to spare.
Don't be done with gaming forever if things go all digital, just get older systems. Besides, the day that things go all digital will be the day when those older systems boost up in popularity because of the many people who dislike digital only consoles. But yeah I agree, the 500$ version is the way to go. The price will exceed 500$ anyway for either system when the SSDs are taken into account too, so may as well get a system built with quality in mind and without having to rely on the internet for both single and multiplayer games. I know I wouldn't want to forgo all of my PS4 games that I have on disk either, kinda defeats the purpose of backwards compatibility then anyway.
Also let’s not forget that if your console dies and you wanna buy a new system, the same thing that happened to my PS2 and ended up getting a new one... if you have downloaded games on you all digital console that’ll end up getting delisted in stores, and won’t get deleted unless you delete them, guess what? Your console dies, all those games die too, and getting a new all digital system is worthless.
Bottom line is, going all digital is a bad choice in the long run. I will never buy an all digital console, I’m sticking with all physical all the way. You want more reasons why the PS5 all digital version is not worth it, go watch TetraNinja’s video on YouTube.
Plus, the drives you store the downloaded games on fill up quickly, so you keep having to spend hundreds on external drives. With physical media, you don't have to put the whole game on a drive, which saves a lot of space.
I can delete any game on my PS4 and that saves me a lot of space. Plus I can reboot it again whenever I want and I can continue from that game where I left off on as long as I don’t delete the save file.
When you delete a game off Xbox, it deletes the save files, too. I'm pretty sure they can be recovered from a cloud storage somewhere, but I've never tested this. There's also the issue of some games being data hogs with their save files, so keeping even that much may be problematic. For example, the save files for the Dragon Age games can be almost as big as the games themselves.
What are you talking about? You keep the digital games you purchase. They're stored on the system, not some playstation server. If the server goes down, you just don't delete your own digital games. It's as simple as that.
And the save storage filling up quickly? For discs, I can just delete the application to make room for other games, and put it back in and delete the other application if I feel the need to go back and play it after playing the other games.
I bought a 5TB external hard drive recently for around $60 (the price of a video game). All you have to do is plug it in and use it as an external storage. It's really not that difficult to figure this all out.