To many technophiles, the idea that Xbox One and PS4 have both launched with Blu-ray disc support and 500GB HDD is a bit laughable. Sure, we've been digitally pulling our games down on Steam, Good old Games and more to insert into our virtual library for years. You can't argue, however, with the time it often takes to get some of those bigger games, which our very own Kosta "Toadovsky" Andreadis argues is partly the reason why next-gen has stuck with an optical disc format. At least for the time-being.
The biggest bump so far (and at launch, we might add) is the digital download of NBA 2K14 on Xbox One, in the form of 43GB... [a game that] would need six DVDs, 62 CDs or, going even further back, over 28,000 floppy disks just to fit on a retail shelf.
It's an interesting thought, and one he goes further into detail on in his feature: Digital Dreaming: Thanks to Next-Gen, the Optical Disc Lives On, and On
Check it out and be sure to drop us a line with your thoughts on the subject in the Comments section.