This would be more relevant to the PC games market imo, I don't even own a DVD drive or anything on my main rig and I honestly don't see the need for one nowadays although maybe down the track I'll get an external but right now for me it's being out-phased by my home network. When Fibre connection finally gets released in my area I'll be ready to throw out my CD's and stick with USB/External for transferring files on the go. With fibre on its way, it's hard not to think that a big part of the next generation of consoles will begin to rely on those services eg. storing saved files and keys into the cloud or even be able to play demos from it too, I mean consoles already have this function via PSN/Xbox live but its not very practical for those with really shit connections or low bandwidth since they still need to download and obtain the content.
Last edited by random; Nov 5, 2011 at 01:31 PM.