|Finding a physical copy of this game isn't always easy|
and if you do find it, expect to pay around the price of
brand new console release. The Xbox Live Arcade version, however,
is a much cheaper and easier option.
It's not just Mega Man 10 either. Mighty Switch Force, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury and other retro inspired titles get digital releases and many of them are sold for chump change. Maybe publishers feel that their games won't move as many copies in physical format. As competitive as the market was in the late 1990s, it's even more so now. It's not just about placing your game up against Sonic, Mario or Zelda. There's the Batman Arkham Cities, the Call of Duties, Skyrim and a slew of other mega high profile titles. It really is a jungle out there and even good games that see a physical release get eaten alive. As nice as it would be for every game to get a physical release, that just isn't the game industry that we have.
|Mega Man 10 is just as important to me as any|
physical release in the series.
|Sonic CD can be experienced by a wider audience|
thanks to digital releases.
So to answer my own question in this editorial title, physical or digital, I say, why not have both? They've both got their good points and I'm a proud endorser for both anyway.