In this strategy, gamers would save $20 by forgoing the box and disc and buying the game and downloading it from the PlayStation network.
The plan makes fiscal sense, as the manufacturing, shipping, and paying of retailers a cut of the game digs into the profitability of the title. Downloadable games keep the majority of the money in the hands of Sony, the developer and the publisher.
Right now it's just a rumor, and to be frank, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I still have games from the 80's, thanks largely to physical media. I'm curious, would you buy downloadable games if they were $20 less?