I have recently moved to buying digital instead of from stores. Thanks to steam I get good deals for great games here and there @SamuriSeven I used to buy only hard copies cause I too enjoyed a disc and case. You also said you enjoy limited editions with extra goodies. Why not have digital preorders either mail physical items to your house, or get digital content like an extra gun or map/mission? I believe that could sway some of the customers that feel they need a physical "something" with the game itself
@Aim4theheads97 I like that idea but it kind of defeats the purpose of digital distribution from the perspective of the developer/publisher. If they have to send out physical items of any kind they're on the hook for all the manufacturing costs and shipping costs associated with that, which of course cuts into their profits. The whole point of digital is the fact they don't actually need to create any material goods and it costs them nothing to send things out (besides server fees). So it seems like if they ever added in the option for some physical goodies with the digital purchase it would prob come at a higher price than the standard digital copy, which would not sit well with people such as myself.