The Career Gamer:
''As of today it shouldn't be any real surprise that Digital Distribution of games, movies and television series will consume the thought process of a good majority of consumers regarding how they purchase their entertainment. A likely question one would ask would be; will it replace the traditional brick and mortar retail chains that many of us are so accustomed to? Eventually yes, but I strongly believe we're simply jumping the gun much too quickly and if not careful the entire endeavor could likely take much longer than anticipated to be fully embraced. I won't be naive and say that it will fail or never come to pass, because digital distribution is essentially inevitable, and it is currently on-going.
Ever since Microsoft and HD-DVD lost the battle against blu-ray they had returned to their foundation stating that online is the way to go and even having execs proclaiming that physical media would give way to digital downloads within the next three years. I beg to differ and here's one reason why, just recently SCEA released Siren: Blood Curse, the highly anticipated game for horror fans worldwide over the PSN network. Although it wasn't a first for Sony, having released Warhawk and Grand Turismo 5 Prologue in the same manner, it was indeed an interesting experiment undertaken by SCEA to seriously test the waters of delivering a full-length game, larger in scale than a majority of games currently available on the PSN store. The caveat here is that Siren: Blood Curse won't receive a hard copy Blu-ray version in North America, whereas Warhawk and GT5 Prologue did.''