I wound up buying it anyway. I played through the demo and dug it so I thought, meh why not.
As for the games, I’m ok with digital copies as I’ve already got a ton of physical games for other systems sitting around my apartment. I doubt I’ll be buying a ton of games for this thing anyway and I have a 16gb stick already so if I need to start buying physicals when that runs out I can. I’ve seen vita games at game stops and such though. They’re still out there.