Digital is beginning to dominate the gaming and other media formats today thanks to methods such as streaming from Netflix®, music from iTunes® marketplace, the popular e-books and kindle® and Steam store®. This has changed peoples opinions over the physical product and those with great internet are taking advantage of this life change.
First I will start with the pros of the digital format. First off now there's no need for going to the store for your products since there directly downloaded to there computer or streaming to there computer or game console. Another great feature that many favor is safety of scratches to the products since its downloaded it cant crack, break, or stop working from spill of water or a moved console. A great fact is how it affects mother nature since there's less plastic from discs and paper from books wasted and this will have a positive impact on the environment.
Now with the cons, digital may have made life easy for consumers but not for media store like video stores(Hollywood and blockbuster® movie stores, bookstores(Borders® and B&N®) and many local music stores. Many have gonna bankrupt and lost their stores and chains of business's others have modernized with the B&N nook. Also people are paying more for what there getting. First of all your not getting the disc, the box, or all the paper and ink from the book, does this still change to price? No it doesn't your still paying the physical price and that isn't right. Now my last and most hateful con is nothing to do with it in the future, how would you feel if all that digital media has no resell value or no being able to share or trade it with friend so every purchase is a permanent purchase
Now I'm still not all the way with digital media but this is just the beginning and some of those cons may be fixed in the future but the permanent damage will not be. Are you with or against digital media please comment below