Are micro-transactions the new paradigm of game / software purchasing?

Hi,
So, it seems that micro-transactions may become the new norm. No more Best-Buy raiding on Christmas Eve. Everything to be bought on-line?
- Free downloads, and pay to play. Riot Games needed no shelf space, or boxes.
Like Logic Pro for music recording, one time payment of $150, League of Legends, free-to-play, /w paying for in-game item/ability purchases.
- buying better Heroes. the start off heroes are decent in comparison to some of the purchasable heroes that can deliver a better game experience.

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Definitely not something new but it seems it is becoming the new mainstream. I have no objection to it unless the game becomes unplayable without making these micro-payments which some does.

It will definitely rune more and more games, especially MMO types.
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