Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is the first main console to completely abandon the support for games in physical format. His staging has not raised great disagreements because it is still a simple alternative to the traditional Xbox One S, but it has opened the door to the debate: is the physical format doomed to die?
Variety portal collects some of the evidence that makes us think that no, we still have discs and cards to play for many years, even if the digital format has absorbed (and will continue to absorb) a good part of the market. The ever controversial analyst Michael Pachter of Webush Securities joined the discussion drawing similar conclusions.
” Record labels still make CDs and movie studios still make DVDs, so yes, I would say it’s still too much soon to abandon the consoles discs ” says Pachter. ” I guess it’s in the hands of the console makers, but my deduction is that video game publishers would fight if the disks were abandoned. Most sales are still coming from albums, so there’s no need to discuss it. “
Will Microsoft continue to support on the support for discs or will it go with the digital format and its recent efforts, such as Xbox? Game Pass? At the gates of E3 2019, we may discover it with the supposed Xbox Scarlett ad.