Well, physical media had its share of pluses and minuses, just like digital, but overall the convenience of digital games seems to outweigh having a physical disk for most people, even back in the day.
I can't even imagine trying to install these 100+ GB games these days from disks, ugh. You'd be there for 10 hours.
Also, plenty of my old games on disk either no longer work, due to physical damage, offline servers, OS incompatibilities, driver incompatibilities, etc. etc. It's not like every old game on disk is still even usable.
Most recently, I was trying to reinstall Battle for Middle Earth II, and of course it doesn't work in Windows 10 by default, the patches don't work, the multiplayer servers are offline, it's in licensing hell so it is NOT available for digital sale anywhere, and it's on 5 different cds for my version. Luckily the game was popular enough that the mod scene, and the mod community made their own patch, and setup a gameranger(?) thing for people that want multiplayer. Also obviously, noCD cracks, etc. as well as a combined ISO.
*EDIT* Also, obvious exception, GoG games/accounts can be shared with only a few very rare exceptions, with no DRM, much easier than with physical disks.
This comment was edited on Oct 23, 2020, 14:37.