Originally Posted by TowerGrove
Would this have an effect on disc sales since their purchases would be made through retail? Im not sure if this is correct or not?
It should have a dual impact.
First, all discs at retail will be counted as sell through sales.
Second, all discs will hit the used market (likely at ~ $7) starting at 3 weeks after release (on average).
In the past, that flooding of the used market was a major concern for studios as it trained certain consumers that they could wait a few weeks and pick up discs at a fraction of their new cost. And the last thing the studios want is consumers trained to view their content at a lower value.