In a recent survey done by BroadbandGenie in the U.K., it asked 2,000 gamers on whether they preferred digital copies, or physical copies of games. The study found that 39% of gamers still prefer to own physical copies. 25% preferred digital over physical, and 36% didn’t have a preference.
The same survey also asked about lag issues and found that of the 2,000 surveyed, 59% claimed to notice lag while playing online occasionally or frequently. However, this doesn’t include information on whether they were from lag switches, ISPs, Networks, etc.