I don't think it will be the last, however the Digital Side of things is coming.
One thing you need to remember is,not everyone has the high speed internet connections to download such large quantitys of data, and until they start shipping PlaystationNext and XboxNext with terrabyte+ drives(solid state too,which is hella-expensive) we aren't going nowhere. Games can be anywhere in the gigabytes, the harddrive I have(250gb) is completely full of installed games, I only have a about 7 on there.
I hope this is considered, because fair enough we can get our games straight from a digital download, but that is completely ruling out brick and mortar stores, also stores like zavvi and shopto. Microsoft & Playstation are obviously pushing their next consoles out to be as greedy as possible, but if they don't think about a) the actual space needed and b) not everyone has the speed possible for digital downloads.
I know for me, it takes ~45 minutes to download 1.2gb of data from Xbox Marketplace, that is normally the size of a Demo. So, imagine a 20gb game, im looking at half the day there.http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-17130367
But I will be really sad to see them go, Rockstar put a lot of effort into the cover art and the contents of their boxes, and seem to be the only developer left who actually put instruction manuals into their games.