First, I'll note that I fall into the crowd that will not be purchasing this console. The lack of physical media is how Sony apparently plans to control the game market for the console. They recently had a bit fall with locking games to a console, which is pretty damning in my opinion, especially as Sony has been attempting to kill the Used game market for years now. Lacking physical media places the PS4 alongside walled garden environments as seen with the Apple, Andriod, and WinRT devices. These apps as far as I'm aware, cannot be transferred. As such its quite likely that Sony is pushing games for the PS4 in a similar fashion. Once you've shelled out for the game, its yours.