Originally Posted by Inviere
Serious question... Is it a concern for you to consider Sony may at some stage pull the plug on live services for those systems, leaving your digital purchases lost to the ether.
Or, would you envisage they'll make said purchases available to you on successor systems (if they're compatible).
I have been raising that question since digital marketplaces have been a thing, especially on such closed systems as consoles.
All it takes is Sega to lose the Ferrari licence and bang goes ongoing access to Outrun HD... though I can still download it from the XBLA servers as I bought it at the time.
It's the argument for physical copies over digital.
But then, physical formats will only be accessible as long as you own a system that can run it.
So far Sony and MS have been pretty good, with titles appearing across formats being downloadable for the new without a new purchase... mostly.
I still paid a few euro to play Resident Evil 4 on my PS4 recently....
Nintendo seem to be happy to buck this customer friendly trait and charge me again for Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64... as they know I will pay it...