David Reeves of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe claims: "The key to the future is the PlayStation Network, Games put straight onto PSN are the big opportunity," said Reeves.
"We do believe that the disc-based delivery system will fall as the power of the network base rises. At the same time, the overall industry growth will continue to go upwards as we push out into emerging markets."...
Though this sounds a little bit like marketing speak, there's a lot of common sense that flows throughout his interview at MCV UK where he notes: "This is Sony proofing itself against the disaster the music industry has found itself in. So long as there is choice; choice for consumers to decide if they want Warhawk or MGS4, choice for publishers to maximise revenue, choice for developers to reach gamers in cheaper, more accessible ways, then the idea is sound."
Sound indeed and it almost seems like Reeves has more of a keen sense of the obvious than anything else in our opinion but we're sure that's why they pay him the big bucks. Long ago, in a land far away there were things like vinyl records and floppy discs. Now, our grade schoolers hardly would recognize them in the history books. Time marches on, bandwidth continues to explode, breathe in, breathe out, evolve or be surpassed. Simple, really.