Submitted by Ernsty 920d ago | rumor

PS4 will not support CDs

As technology advances, the storage mediums of today die and new ones are born. The upcoming PlayStation 4 will cease support of a format that Sony's home consoles always have: compact discs. (PS4, Sony)

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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   920d ago | Well said
That's stupid.
cl1983  +   920d ago
Would really suck if dvd's also get axed.
kingmushroom  +   920d ago
whats a DVD ?
Hydrolex  +   920d ago | Funny
Do cds even lift ?
Razmossis  +   920d ago
I don't believe you, Kotaku
TheGamerDood  +   920d ago
Who the hell still watches DVD or plays CD discs for that matter. Just transfer all your pirated material on to a fast little 8GB thumb-drive if you don't have one already. /problem
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thorstein  +   920d ago
DVDs are supported, it is already confirmed. CDs..... meh. I don't really use my PS3 as a CD player now do I. And it would be much, much faster to just use the USB 3.0 to transfer the data/ music/ whatever.
SilentNegotiator  +   920d ago
This rumor is based off of a Tweet from a journalist.

Let's not get too hasty here.
gaffyh  +   920d ago
It supports DVD and the laser is the same so CDs will most likely be supported.
stu888  +   920d ago
It is stupid - completely.

I want to put my music on the PS4. All my favourite music is on CDs - Its a bit like games, I like to have a physical copy on my shelf.

I like to have custom soundtracks like on GT and FIFA so I will be disappointed.

Its supposed to be a multi media centre too?

Hope this is wrong
slayorofgods  +   920d ago
CD's.. What are those?
user3915800  +   920d ago
Good job Sony great way to kill the CD, now do us a favor and kill blu ray, no wait dvd/s, no wait,,,

Everything has an end cds are like floppys this days, protable sticks are cheap with more storage.
Army_of_Darkness  +   920d ago
Someone's gonna cry about this...
As for me, I can't even remember the last time I inserted a CD into my PS3?! All I use now is a memory stick to transfer all my music and videos. Fast, simple and easy. Like seriously now, who doesn't do that?!
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Omni-Tool  +   920d ago
From my understanding, CDs will be phased out of the market by 2015 anyways. That's right, no more Compact Disc to buy. Now that I think about it, I don't remember seeing a music cd section at wal-mart these last few months.
pixelsword  +   920d ago
A CD is a compact disc, and a DVD is a Digital Video Disc; A Blu-Ray disc is technically both of those things depending on the data stored, for the ones who wish to sound innocuous of the meaning of the vernacular.



This might be a stupid article, since Sony now owns the BD market it would appear advantageous to only use BD, at the behest of previous PS owners; but if they do support older formats, will everyone here buy it and not complain if it makes the PS4 a higher price?
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Panthers  +   920d ago
I would be upset about DVDs, but CDs? I dont know anyone that either uses CDs, or would use a Playstation as a CD player. If you have CDs, just put them all on your computer and transfer
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   919d ago
I have tons of CDs and I still enjoy getting my music in physical media, but quite frankly I never used one in PS3 (or even PC for the last 10 yers or so), only on my home theater and car (yes, my car audio have a USB port, but there's something about checking the case, choosing a disc and putting it on slot that never gets old) so I don't really care if PS4 supports CD, but I hope they are not being phased out.
Perjoss  +   919d ago
what about VHS?
The_Devil_Hunter  +   919d ago
So wait, PS4 wont support VHS or Audio Tapes?!!!! NOOO!!
RememberThe357  +   919d ago
Everybody scroll back up and read what gaffyh said.

If the PS4 plays DVD's it'll play CDs. DVD lasers refocus for CDs so that's why can be used with both formats.

If the PS4 doesn't use CDs, that means Sony is using the oldest and cheapest DVD lasers known. I don't think they even make those anymore.
Oner  +   919d ago
Sony makes money off CD sales be it via making them and/or by it's artist (and so on...) ~


I can't see how this would be in ANY way, shape, or form a possibility for them to not include it.
BattleAxe  +   919d ago
Damn, I was pissed when I learned that the PS3 wasn't supporting VHS.
Psn800  +   919d ago
Who uses DVD and CD anymore ?
steve30x  +   919d ago
@ TheGamerDood : I watch DVD's all the time.
gedapeleda  +   919d ago
I know ps3 won't read vinyls
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shadow2797  +   919d ago
When was the last time a game was stored on a VHS? Exactly. The entire PS1 library is burned on CDs. In fact, there are a number of PS2 games on CDs. The rest are on DVD. Old technology or not (despite CD audio quality being much better than digital), it's still a commonly used media on a Playstation.

The PS4 will support CDs. Now stop giving Kotaku the attention it craves.
Kanzes  +   920d ago
Who need CD if you got BD and USB
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Conzul  +   920d ago
Yeah but if BD supports CDs then I don't understand why BDXL is so different that it can't handle them.

Don't make fun of CD use. CDs have been around so long that many have had time to build vast libraries of their favorite content. Sure, they need to join us eventually, but I don't get why the tech is being dropped.
Blank  +   920d ago
Options are always welcome and just because you find them useless dont mean other all the people in this world do too im personally not bothered or even believe this
3GenGames  +   919d ago
Why the hell burn a $4 disc when you can burn a $0.50 disc? Especially 10 at a time!
ThatXboxGuy  +   920d ago
This really should be a rumor until confirmed.
This is all being based on a "tweet" that "Sony" told some Japanese guy.
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greenpowerz  +   920d ago
Doesn't stop you guys from spreading crap about specs and banning used games etc etc LMAO.
ThatXboxGuy  +   920d ago
A random tweet vs Developer insight
Why are you always so shameful POG? lol
Count  +   920d ago
I'm sorry? A random tweet that 'SONY' posted doesn't sound like just a ''random tweet'' to me.

Stop spinning it.

This actually seems more credible than a rumor from some eidos guy. I mean, who's eidos anyway?
moegooner88  +   920d ago
@Count, Eidos is the publisher behind the Tomb Raider series, Deus Ex series, Batman Arkham Asylum and many others :
Also, it wasn't some guy, it was the president, who stated such matter in an interview, how exactly is this not credible.
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kenshiro100  +   919d ago
Count: If you don't know who Eidos is, you might as well quit gaming.

Green: Always the sharp one aren't you? /s
Count  +   919d ago
I know who eidos is. You're missing the point. The point was Sony is a more credible source than eidos is.
-GametimeUK-  +   920d ago
I don't use my PS3 for playing CD's, but it would suck if the PS4 lacked the feature. I think CD's still play a part in creating the ultimate multi media gaming console.
T2  +   920d ago
Sorry but I laughed at ur comment " I dont use it but it would really suck if they dont have it " ... Really would it suck?
-GametimeUK-  +   920d ago
Just because I won't use the feature doesn't mean there are not other people out there who would benifit from it. So yes, it would suck.
neoMAXMLC  +   919d ago
Awwww, how selfless.
MetalProxy  +   920d ago
I was pissed when my wiiu wouldnt recognize my cds but thats ok..right? Stores have less and less CDs to buy I have noticed. Seams like they want music to mostly digital now days.
WitWolfy  +   919d ago
Just jailbreak the thing! I bet it will play CDs then :P
nukeitall  +   920d ago

I don't get why they would axe support for it though?

I still have a large collection of music CDs.

Ceasing support for Super Audio CD is kind of surprising too, considering it is a pretty recent format.
OpenGL  +   920d ago
Sony removed SACD support on the PS3 with one of the hardware revisions. If I'm not mistaken only the launch PS3s supported it.

Still kind of weird that CDs won't be supported considering the PS4 should play Blu-rays and literally every Blu-ray player in existence plays CDs and DVDs.
MikeMyers  +   920d ago
CD's use a red laser while bluray of course uses blue. This is probably another cost saving measure if true.
wishingW3L  +   920d ago
@MikeMyers it still has DVD and they both use the same laser.
Derek-Flint   920d ago | Spam
MikeMyers  +   920d ago
I know earlier models of the PS3 had a dual lens so perhaps I was mistaken about needing 2 lenses to play DVD and Bluray. Not sure why they wouldn't support CD then. Maybe they feel its no longer needed?
Studio-YaMi  +   920d ago
Maybe get with the program and "evolve" a little Jamal,you know .. future and stuff ? :D
Fil101  +   920d ago
I Spose it would be a small loss but I'm buying my PS4 to play games.
SugarSoSweet  +   920d ago
agreed I have music CD's from the 90's I play currently on my PS3. If the PS3 can play CD'S why can't the PS4? a supposed superior piece of technology
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   920d ago
Guess you'll have to put that CD in your DVD player... or your BD player... or your computer... or your stereo system... or your car.
MRMagoo123  +   920d ago
or put it onto a usb stick and play it on the ps4 when it comes out
whats a cd??
Root  +   920d ago
Not really

I mean who really buys CDs today....come on we all download online unless it's a CD by our favourite and I mean favourite artist/band. I think I have one CD and thats Tenacious D's Pick of Destiny Collectors Edition
Hicken  +   920d ago
Just bought one yesterday. I LIKE CDs. I like having physical EVERYTHING. If I could have a physical copy of every piece of digital whatever I have, I'd have a closet full of porn pictures and DVDs. But I prefer that to having my hard drive crash and losing it all(hard to back up a TB of porn, you know?).

Love that the one CD you can recall is the Pick of Destiny soundtrack(I do a killer Master Exploder), but I have to disagree in general.

That said, I doubt there's any truth to this. It doesn't make any sense from a technological standpoint.
joab777  +   920d ago
Oh nooooooooooo! I wont be able to play my scratched up version of Ten by Pearl Jam any longer...at least on that machine. This means i may have to transfer my digital library to the ps4.
joeorc  +   920d ago
" That's stupid. "


Just like Nintendo's optical drives do not support READING Dvd MOVIE playback?

can people just wait to see if its going to be that way before jumping the gun, God!!! LMAO
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Imalwaysright  +   920d ago
And WTF does Nintendo have to do with this?
Anon1974  +   920d ago
I was originally a bit disappointed by this as I no longer own a CD player and I still have a tonne of CD's I'm too lazy to convert - but upon reflection I think I've put a CD into my PS3 maybe once in the past 6 or 7 years. Meh...
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   920d ago
No more lion king soundtrack while looking at the earth...
FACTUAL evidence  +   920d ago
This is kind of a tragedy to me....What some fail to realize is, I, and a lot of people still play our disc based owned PSone classics that will never make it to the ps store, example being legend of legaia....I hope this isn't true.
morkendo23  +   920d ago
am i the only one not impress with ps4 yet??

no backward compatibility ps1,ps2,ps3.. cd's now

nothing so far impress me enough to want one.
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MRMagoo123  +   920d ago
you are def the only one.
camel_toad  +   920d ago
That doesn't rule out cassette tape support though! MC Hammer ftw.
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rainslacker  +   920d ago
Seems really odd since Sony has a pretty big music division, and they still sell quite a lot of physical CD's.

If true I guess it also rules out physical PS1 and some PS2 BC through emulation.:(
Mounce  +   920d ago
I totally love putting my old Michael Jackson CD's into my PS3 instead of playing Games.

Because PS3 is a music box of Compact Discs made in the 70-80's and 90's.

DVD BC? Obviously will stay since it's one of the other primary formats in the current generation of media among Blu-ray itself.
Bowzabub  +   920d ago
Why? When it will be a media streaming monster. Sony said the system will be interconnected with multiple devices. Problem solved. Next!
zeal0us  +   920d ago
CD is a format that is slowly dying thx to digital distribution.

I rarely see people even walk around with cd players anymore. Beside there are multiple ways to get music on your console without the need of a cd.
unicron7  +   919d ago
GribbleGrunger  +   920d ago
I've got to say this is a little disappointing. It's nothing that would stop a single person from buying a PS4 but it's still a pity that they removed it.

And as wishingW3L has pointed out below, it also confirms no PS1 compatibility through a disc ...
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Tyre  +   920d ago
This is complete BS cause then you will not be able to play PS1 games and that's a given in all playstations.
FamilyGuy  +   920d ago
It's not only stupid, it's impossible. There's no way it's gonna ignore cd support, sony SELLS CDs. Any device that supports dvds also supports cds, this is and idiotic article.

I expect to hear confirmation of this being bs from sony official within 24 hours.

The PS4 wilm be a media hub with 7.1 Stereo surround sound, ignoring the crystal clear, lossless audio on CDs would be idiotic.

LOL, kotaku get worse every day -_-
Obamanationn  +   920d ago
no point of buying music from Sony music recording artist since i can't run them in my Sony entertainment console ...
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Donnieboi  +   920d ago
No it's noy stupid. It keeps costs down. Welcome to the age of mp3's
Kaneda  +   919d ago
I used itunes for music/movies. I used Medialink (nullriver) stream content from my laptop to my PS3. I can play most of my movies and music (Not from App Store)... haven't use CD in years...
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Kaneda  +   919d ago
Oops double post
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Tetsujin  +   919d ago
Kotaku is at it again...
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Veneno  +   919d ago
I still buy C.D.s. The sound quality is much better than crappy mp3.
FlameBaitGod  +   919d ago
This guys r so stupid :/, they just have 2 look at ps4 specs to know it supports it. I mean wth ?, are they only recruiting people who talk out of their asses only ?
gamernova  +   919d ago
This is not so bad. I mean who the hell uses cds anyway? Just flash drive that stuff haha
subtenko  +   919d ago
If this is true, which most likely its not.. then just rip your cd music to a usb...
unicron7  +   919d ago
How many people today use CD's versus MP3's they download or have burned onto their computers in the first place?? The omission will not be a big deal. Now, bring on the games.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   919d ago
Stupid because it ain't going to happen. As long as there is a disc reading laser CDs will be supported. The medium is too cheap and unobstrusive to not include when BluRay and DVD are. Portable CDs are nearly 2 decades old.
CryofSilence  +   919d ago
Yeah... It's a multimedia machine. Wouldn't make any sense.
ATi_Elite  +   919d ago
Blah ha ha hha ha ha


No backwards compatibility
No Cd player

what's next no DVD player!

But hey it's Sony so it must be GOOD right!

SOny is gonna make it so u gotta pay to do everything with the PS4.

Cloud Music storage Fee or some deal with iTunes seems like the reason for this move
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DAS692  +   919d ago
Yep just did a translation on the text.

ソニー・コンピュータ・エンターテンイメントのアンドリュー・ ハウス氏、インタビュー終わり。まずプレイステーション4ではSA CD、CDはサポートしません。

Google Translation:

Andrew House of Sony Computer Enterprises Department transition, end interview. SACD, CD is not supported in the first PlayStation 4.

Don't know what it means by "first" PS4... I'm guessing that's a dumbed down version?
Aceman18  +   919d ago
Its not that big a deal.
NonApplicable  +   919d ago
Kinda ridiculous it won't support CDs, but in the end it really doesn't matter. Who is playing CDs on their PS3 now anyways?
meetajhu  +   919d ago
It's a obsolete tech and call that move stupid? Even adding DVD is BS in digital revolution. Blu ray is acceptable for its high capacity yet it has very slow transfer speeds even at 8x
redsymphony  +   919d ago
LMFAO @Hydrolex ahhh man
zAlchemist  +   919d ago
Its BEYOND stupid
TAURUS-555  +   919d ago
if they do it..then so be it, sony knows whats best for us.
wishingW3L  +   920d ago
goodbye PS1 BC. ;(

Seriously, I can't believe the PS4 will not even support PS1! So they are gonna force us to keep buying classics digitally and it will not even have BC with the content you have bought off the PSN on PS3. Wow, and to think that the Vita can do it....
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cl1983  +   920d ago
The only bc will be by streaming digital copies.
Jobesy  +   920d ago
I love when people say, "they will force us" lol. Do you know the definition of force? Nobody is forcing you to sell your PS1, PS2, PS3. Nobody is forcing you to buy anything. Nobody is forcing you to play games.

You want unlimited bc, build a pc.
SugarSoSweet  +   920d ago
I did fuck the PS4 if it can't play physical PS1 games
meatnormous  +   920d ago
My 64 bit widows will not install games from 1999 because they have an old installer. I really want Dune 2000 on my pc again and I can't figure out how to get it to work.
Studio-YaMi  +   920d ago
You do know a PC with a PSone emulator can play PSone games .. heck even PS2 games can be played decently with a good rig.

And NO ONE is forcing you !
meatnormous  +   920d ago
PCs can emulate the ps1. So if the PS4 is using the same architecture as pcs, why can't they emulate it as well?Pay the guys that made the emulators and give them a dev kit. I bet they can get emulators working for the ps1 and ps2.
Studio-YaMi  +   920d ago

That's actually a pretty GOOD point !
don't know why I never thought of that before...

That's kinda stupid on Sonys part or maybe they see it in another way ?
maniacmayhem  +   920d ago
I think it's pretty obvious why, Sony wants to offer all of their back catalog games for sale through their cloud service.

Why add pre-installed emulators when you can have people pay for their cloud service and re-purchase or purchase back catalogs of games.
meatnormous  +   920d ago
I really don't understand why no backwards compatibility with ps1 or ps2 games for the ps4. I can undertsand why there will be no B/C for the ps3 games becuase it uses the cell. But, there really is no excuse for them not to have ps1 or ps2 b/c. I want all my final fantasy games on one console (besides the mess of 13).
meatnormous  +   920d ago
I completly agree maniacmayhem. The mighty dollar is the boss of everyone. I have hardly bought any ps1 or ps2 classics off the store, I still own all my games from those generations. I do still have my ps1 and ps2 as well, but I have been spoiled by wireless controllers.
joab777  +   920d ago
He didnt nix emulation software, just said they would hav to see. BC isnt viable financially...it just isnt. Thet have done their homework. Only a certain percentage even use it. And it would raise the price of the ps4, so just keep ur ps3 for a little while. They have already said that it wont cost $700, more like $400-500. While i agree that it would be nice to have online content, i have to agree that for a company that isnt doing great and embarking on a new console, it is smart. They want ppl to keep the ps3. Then they price drop it and this holliday, they know that ps3 sales may help while they are trying to sell a new console. Ill be honest, i dont know how much i will play it once the ps4 launches, but it wont be for shortage of software. There are sooooooo many damn games i just cant seem to find time to play. I figure that if launch isnt as wealthy in software as they claim, i will go back and play all the games i havnt finiahed...or use it as a streaming device in my bedroom.
imt558  +   919d ago
Well, if you buy a premium membership for PSN on PS4, you will have unlimited access to PS1/PS2/PS3 games.:)
Derek-Flint   920d ago | Spam
Lucreto  +   920d ago
Since I rip CD's from my PC and transfer via USB stick. This doesn't bother me.
darkpower  +   919d ago
But it might bother me.

I have a LOT of music that I can transfer, as well as a LOT of CDs. Now, if I really had the patience, I could take the CD, put it onto my hard drive on my computer, hook up the PS4 to my Wi-Fi or wired connection, find where the thing is on the network, then transfer and hope my connection doesn't fuck up, or that I can do a ton of moving my USB drive back and forth, deleting songs I had put on my PS4 before getting the next batch I want.

OR, I could just pop the CD I want to rip onto the PS4 INTO the PS4, click a button, and have it do what it does.

Which of the two sounds easier to you? Because I would like the ease of knowing that the CD in the PS4 would be more reliable than moving back and forth all damn day or hoping that nothing goes wrong with my network or internet.

Basically put, things like this bother me. This "let them eat cake" mentality is bothersome enough, but the "we'll take that cake without question" response is even more troublesome. This is just a rumor, yes, but if true, this would be devastating not just because of Sony being more draconian by the second on this sort of thing, but we, as Sony fans, would have a chance to say "no, that's not okay" and decided to instead bend over and take it like bitches because we were all being yes men.

I'm hoping, praying to GOD that this is a false rumor. We all deserved to be fucked over if it is true and we just say "oh well".
secretcode  +   920d ago
Klonopin  +   920d ago
Tell us more about propane and propane accessories.
e-p-ayeaH  +   919d ago
that´s what he does.
Walker  +   920d ago
Doesn't matter !
Flatbattery  +   920d ago
Sounds like a steaming load to me. I've never known a BD or DVD player that won't play CDs.
InTheZoneAC  +   920d ago
I don't know the last time I've used a CD...besides for my car...
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Pintheshadows  +   920d ago
CD players in new cars are a dying breed as well. You can still get them but alot of manufacturers are now pushing iPod connectivity.
profgerbik  +   920d ago

They already have confirmed it will be Blu-ray. If it can do that I am sure sure it can play a damn CD just like the PS3.
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Hydralysk  +   920d ago
Dear god... Next you'll be telling me it doesn't support floppy disks!

I really don't care if it's true as I've never used my PS3 for music, and PS1 emulators on PC have been plentiful for years now.
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CBaoth  +   920d ago
keep fingers crossed they're not dropping 8 Track support...
DigitalRaptor  +   920d ago
MiniDisc plzz Sony!!
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I_am_Batman  +   920d ago
Are they serious? Why should Sony do this. It doesn't make any sense to me. Or am I misunderstanding something here. So I can't play my music with the PS4 from Cds?
I don't get it. Any Blu-Ray Drive is able to read Cds so why shouldn't the PS4 be able to do so.
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Kur0  +   920d ago
the optical drive also accepts DVDs so I don't see how its even possible that it wouldn't accept CDs. I smell bullshit.
_-EDMIX-_  +   920d ago
? Not every optical drive can read ever disk type. Some of the early Bluray players are not "combo" drives, that burn, play DVD's, CD's and Blurays etc.

Sony is just using a stripped down version of hte drive without that function. I don't even understand the problem.

Are you mad Nintendo did't put a cartage slot on the Wii U? WOW Nintendo are just so greedy! LOL!
I_am_Batman  +   919d ago
What are you even talking about? Do you realise that CD is still the standard format for music? I could put an audio CD into the PS3 and listen to some music while surfing the internet so I don't see a reason why the PS4 shouldn't be capable of doing the same. Don't know why you bring Nintendo and cartiges up here.
_-EDMIX-_  +   919d ago
@Batman- LOL!
Soldierone  +   920d ago
The patent rights to using CD's is so cheap, why wouldn't it be included? Yeah its a bit out dated, but its still something you just expect to be there....

I hated the fact Wii wouldn't play a DVD....
KwietStorm  +   920d ago
Patent rights? Didn't Sony co-invent the CD? They still have to go through patents? Either way, I'm more confused because I thought the laser was backward compatible.
Jamaicangmr  +   920d ago
If this turns out to be true it will suck completely but lets be honest. This wont be such a big deal i don't even use CD's in my car anymore.

I really don't see why they would do this the hardware is already present and the software is fly on crap cheap. So why give detractors a point to argue while only saving a few cents?

IF (and yeah thats a big if)Sony somehow decides to do this pointless removal i doubt it will be a big deal in reality. However im sure many will make it seem like the PS4 can't play games because of this.

Anyway it's stupid, im out.
_-EDMIX-_  +   919d ago
Agreed. If its true, I just don't see me owning a PS4 next gen, and If MS does the same I...just might quit gaming all together.

I mean, I've thought of killing myself maybe twice today after this devastating news.

Although I own a PS1, PS2 and PS3 THATS NOT THE POINT! When I buy a PS system, Sony is obligated NO...they are by LAW required to add in those old conosle's features in the PS4 FREE OF CHARGE, ie its a PS3,PS2 and PS1. I mean, I think I deserve those systems for free for buying the PS4.

Ssshh Sony is getting greedy. (starts loading up gun) I mean Nintendo added in N64 bc for Gamecube and Wii and Wii U owners! Get with the program Sony!
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BitbyDeath  +   920d ago
Probably should wait to hear from Sony about this but as long as you can still rip music from CD's then i doubt anyone will care about physically using them.

This should be classed as rumour.
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Shacojin  +   920d ago
Hmmm interesting. Although I havent used a CD in ages.
Megaton  +   920d ago
I can't remember the last time I've held a CD in my hand. Has been years.
WooHooAlex  +   920d ago
So you mean to tell me that I won't be able to listen to all zero CDs that I own?
kevnb  +   920d ago
well thats interesting, optical drives are disappearing in many devices altogether as well.
Indo  +   920d ago
Have had a Ps3 since day one. Only played a CD/DVD a numerous of times (mostly the first year) but if the PS4 didn't support it then I wouldn't care. Blu-Ray is all I need for Movies and games. CD's are becoming digital and will far from now die out like the VHS, but not as quick. You can go to Walmart and Bestbuy and see ppl still buy CD's but not like we used too.
Gamesgbkiller  +   920d ago
I do not know what to say here.
Virtual_Reality  +   920d ago
I don't remember exactly the last time I used a CD..
SonyNGP  +   920d ago
Good-bye PS1 games that aren't on PSN I guess :/
listenkids  +   919d ago
Would it be hard to.. keep a ps3?
nosferatuzodd  +   920d ago
good god man its just cds what if they say it doesn't support cassettes has well how many of you even own a CD player still other than in you're car all my music is on mp3 just rip you're cds to mp3 its not that hard i have all my songs on my iPhone ps3 hard drive mac computer hard drive i can't tell the last time i ever use a cd player
Chris558  +   920d ago
Seriously who the f*ck cares anymore for CDs never ever put a cd into my ps3 over 4 years all my music is there via USB so cd rip
dafegamer  +   920d ago
"kotaku" nuff said. Take it as a grain of salt
ALLWRONG  +   919d ago
Yeah! Lets blame Kotaku because Sony chooses to allow publishers not to play used games on the PS4. Make sure you also blame Kotaku because Sony wont let you play PS3 games on your PS4 without charging you for it. Why you're at it lets blame Kotaku for Sony charging to download in the background. Lets also blame kotaku for Sony dropping support for the oldest disc format much of the world still uses, and Sony helped invent. Last but not least lets blame Kotaku for Sony copying Kinect.
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BLAKHOODe  +   920d ago
I don't think I even own any CDs anymore. There might be some around here somewhere.. cover in dust, no doubt.
fabod86  +   920d ago
I would like to hear that from Sony and not from a shitty site like kotaku that pretend us to believe them without giving any source...

"Sony told a Japanese journalist that the PS4 won't support CDs or Super Audio CDs, like the PS3 did."

So now a single sentence is a news? Oh lord haha -_-
joeorc  +   920d ago
""Sony told a Japanese journalist that the PS4 won't support CDs or Super Audio CDs, like the PS3 did."

So now a single sentence is a news? Oh lord haha -_- "

100% agreement

remember that Rumor, the PSVita's memory was cut in Half that was told to us by an inside source...LMAO

"Early reports had suggested that the NGP would feature 512MB of RAM and 16GB of flash memory, but the rumour states that the cost of implementing those specs may push the RRP of the device above and beyond what Sony believe to be competitive. The 128MB of graphics memory remains but, if true, this could be a blow for those expecting more from the NGP from a technical standpoint."


Gee how did that rumor turn out which was quote:

“a reliable source”

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fabod86  +   920d ago
Yeah i remember that shit too :))
tiffac008  +   919d ago
Welcome to the current sad state of gaming journalism. They did not even tried to confirm this information.
maniacmayhem  +   920d ago
I think the main reason is to cut PS1 BC support. Sony is definitely gearing up for a Gaikai only was to play their back catalog of games.

From a business standpoint offering Gaikai as a PS+ is a smart move and a definite incentive to join the service.
Twinzclipz  +   920d ago
Backward compatibility is only on Gaikai Now
for me it's Ok
a_bro  +   920d ago
for you its ok, not for the people who dont have internet, and besides, we're probably going to have to pay for it.

it makes no sense to me to get rid of cd. PS1 games on PS3 run on 100% emulation. to me its somewhat senseless.
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Twinzclipz  +   920d ago
so dont sell ur PS3
Imalwaysright  +   920d ago
And if his PS3 dies? Then what?
a_bro  +   919d ago
I mean, i only have a couple of PS1 games, so it doesnt really matter to me, not to mention i download my music through itunes these days, CD sales have been declining sharply through the years.

Im just concerned about the gamers that have a PS one collection.

Sony better give us the whole damn library on the store soon.
cee773  +   919d ago

repair it(lens under 20$ on ebay) or simply buy another.

BTW This sounds like propaganda to me.
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level 360  +   920d ago
Honestly I don't really play CD's on my PS3 ( and definitely if I get a PS4 ) simply because the audio reproduction coming out from using the HDMI output makes the sound unnaturally bright. Don't really recommend it.

Old and still favorite DVD's though I hope and should be playable. Especially a lot of the really good music concerts/videos and obscure movie titles could only be found on DVD.
I'm pretty sure that article is wrong. Out of the box Blu Ray players still do play CD's/DVD's.
Kran  +   920d ago
That's actually a shame. So I won't be able to watch DVD's but Blu-Rays... at least this means Blu-Ray too and Sony are just going all digital.
ATLRoAcH  +   920d ago
It supports DVDs. It's listed in the specs that Sony released.
Kran  +   919d ago
At least your response is better than Cyrax's
Cyrax4  +   920d ago
If you bothered to get off your ass and read the specs, you can see that it still supports DVD's and Blu-rays.
Kran  +   919d ago
Jesus man.

No need to be angry about it :/
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