This whole situation has become a mess, and the confusion has only grown since the initial reveal.
Will the physical version of Spyro Reignited Trilogy require a download? It all depends on what retailer you look at. Some online stores feature cover art that state a download is required. Others have a version of the cover that doesn't make mention of a download. The situation is different depending on what region of the world you're looking at as well. Some retailers make it seem like the North American version will require a download, but the European version will not.
The only thing we know for a fact is what we posted earlier today. Nintendo.com has Spyro Reignited Trilogy listed as taking up 6.3 GB. It would be pretty crazy for all three games to fit into that file size, considering how the PS4 version took up nearly 70 GB when all was said and done. Will there be a supplemental download for the eShop version outside of the 6.3 GB mentioned? Hopefully we find out all these details before Sept. 2nd, 2019, which is when the game launches.
Thanks to operationgamer17 for the heads up!