I moved into a new flat at the beginning of August and due to string of issues I won't have a stable internet connection until the middle of September. So, if I'd gone out to spend £50 on the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain I'd be rather annoyed right now. The only thing on the physical PC release is an 8MB Steam setup file and a code to activate the game on Steam.
— graphμre | グラフ (@graphure) August 30, 2015
If you've a spotty internet connection or a stringent data allowance, downloading a 28GB game install is an inconvenient (if not impossible) option. The only winners in the physical PC release of Metal Gear Solid 5 are the retailers and Konami; players aren't even getting the bare essentials.
If you did buy the physical PC release and are feeling at all miffed right now, it's not all bad. You don't need to worry about scratching the disc, so you've got yourself a fine Metal Gear Solid 5-themed coaster. The chaps and chappettes who bought digital are going to be mighty jealous of that.