FarCry was DVD only the UK. I bought DVD/CDRW in case Doom3 was DVD only, it wasn't so I bought Farcry to justify getting the DVD
I agre,e I'd rather have DVD than x number of CD's
The price of FarCry here was average for the FPS game no more than any other game that comes on x CD's
The cost of a single DVDRom and a simple box should be less than 3+ CD and a special box to handle that number of disks.
The time and expense of writing one DVD should be less than creating & labelling 3+ CD's
The installation procedure should be simplier for end users.
A DVD is a 'little' harder to rip/repacked for the crackers. Plus the bigger the download the less people can be bothered.
DVD readers cost less than some games in the UK so cost of upgrade is not an issue.