I understand same price as store and not having to go there.
My quesiton is more because these games seem to take up ALOT of space (10GB for those that have discs so I assume digital is way more). With only 500GB, won't that fill up HDD fast and then you have to delete some of the games you purchased?
Maybe I'm wrong, but curious
It's a matter of personal opinion. Some do it, not only to cut down on traveling out to a store that's not nearby but because there's no risk of the disc getting destroyed-especially if the person in question has little kids that are infamous for it. If the game gets deleted from the hard drive it's a simple matter to just go back and redownload it without having to pay for the game again.
If you take notice to all the game reviews, etc it looks like the install sizes are the same regardless of disc or digital, so in the long run hard drive space really isnt a factor... Personally I rather wait the 10-15 minutes for a disc based install than have to wait a couple to a few hours to download 30-40 gigs at the mercy of how fast or slow PSN wants to be on any given day.
What disc-based games do you have that only take up 10 gigs? The only ones I have that take up so little space are PS+ games that I downloaded. Killzone: 39 GB. Madden: 15 GB. Battlefield: 35 GB. Need for Speed: 16 GB. All installed from Disc. The discs are just a delivery method. The data still gets copied to the hard drive.
Contrasting that, Warframe: 9.614 GB. Resogun: 0.466 GB. Contrast: 2.575 GB. Blacklight: 5.640 GB. The only downloaded game I have that takes a lot of space is DC Universe at 28 GB.
The only advantag a disc has is you can sell it when you're done.
i have nba 2k14 on disc and it takes up 46gb after install and still takes time to load. Eventually old files need to be deleted
So how are the discs installing onto HDD if I still need the disc?
Even disc based games still have to install so it's not like I'm losing memory by buying digital over physical, sometimes I'd rather have physical so I can trade or sell it if i don't want or play the game anymore but at the same time, digital keeps my game library up which is also a good thing