Submitted by Mariye 601d ago | opinion piece

PS4 Countdown: Do you care that it doesn’t play MP3s?

From the article, "There’s been a fair amount of handwringing about the PS4 FAQ. It has taken a few steps backward from the PS3 in functionality. [Brian Allen] can’t say any of it is a dealbreaker for me, and I suspect the majority of people who have pre-ordered feel the same way.

The PS4 won’t support streaming media from your computer, which is probably a move designed to steer more users toward Netflix." (PS4)

iamnsuperman  +   601d ago
I don't but it would be naive for me to say nobody cares because it is clear that some people do. I don't think it is a deal breaker but Sony should reconsider this choice
allformats  +   601d ago
No. I've never played an MP3 on my PS3 so...
mewhy32  +   601d ago
I don't care at all. I'm buying this thing for the amazing graphics, online play, and exclusive GAMES.
FlameHawk  +   601d ago
God stop being such a damn fanboy, this is coming from a PlayStation fanboy, what Sony did by not supporting MP3 was just dirty. They were trying to force consumers to buy Music Unlimited if they wanted to listen to music. Stop always defending companies like everything they do is for the good of consumers, no its for their company. I'm not saying Sony is bad a company but compared to Microsoft and Nintendo they are the best out of the 3.
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Boody-Bandit  +   601d ago
I purchase gaming consoles strictly for gaming. I have never installed or ran an MP3 off of a console. I'm not even sure how to do so. I have maybe 10 songs on my smart phone and that's only to plug into my treadmill when I'm putting in some miles and I had my son install them on my phone for me.

I'm just about the games. All the other options and features these consoles offer other than gaming don't appeal to me personally. Just give me them games and get out of my way!
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dantesparda  +   601d ago
Im with you Flamehawk, they better rectify this. This system better do everything the PS3 did and better. Otherwise i will be crying bloody murder. This defending them business is fanboyism gone wrong. Just like when the MS fanboys defended the RROD, its pathetic and its got to stop.
miyamoto  +   601d ago
how many mp3 player do we already have inside the house?
kreate  +   601d ago
I'm not buying a ps4 to play ps1 games, indie games, play mp3, or any CDs.
avengers1978  +   601d ago
Don't care. Further more something this can be solved with one firmware update, so no big deal
dantesparda  +   601d ago
i do care, but i agree that it can be easily fixed with a firmware update, and it better be soon
sigfredod  +   601d ago
I'm pro PS4 all the way, but i do care, i have a huge mp3 library on my PS3 and i want to tranfer it to my PS4, so Sony i want my mp3 playback
iHEARTboobs  +   601d ago
It sucks that they're cutting these features from the PS4 to steer us towards something that we'd need to pay for. It's not a deal breaker, I am still getting it primarily for games, but it does suck. It would be nice to have custom music for certain games also.
-Foxtrot  +   601d ago
So I can't listen along to Barbie Girl when I play Killzone Shadow Fall.......lame /s
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   601d ago
I use Winamp on my PC, so no. But i was shocked to see such a basic feature didn't make it at release.
Excalibur  +   601d ago
No, I have an MP3 player for that.
MasterCornholio  +   601d ago
As long as it can play games right out of the box I don't really care.

Nexus 7 2013
KHATL66  +   601d ago
Hell to the no. I could care less. I have MANY other devices for that. However, it would be nice to have DLNA support.
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HaveAsandwich  +   601d ago
honestly, i couldn't care less. aren't they adding it sometime in the future though?
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menist  +   601d ago
No, I never played music, videos, or any other thing besides games on a game console.
Salta_nelas  +   601d ago
I care...but i'll keep the PS3 so no problem at all. Just hope in the near future we can listen to mp3 while gaming.
Godhimself_In_3d  +   601d ago
Not trolling but I'd take 1080p over 720p/mp3 anyday.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   601d ago
i care, but its certainly not a deal breaker. i want it mostly for racing games, which i dont play a lot of
WorldGamer  +   601d ago
I thought the confirmed that this was going to be patched into the 2nd update. Maybe I missed something.
thejigisup  +   601d ago
I like the ability to play music from my media devices however I still own a ps3 which at some point will be getting less action than my ps4. That thing will still play my music and stream my movies via dlna. My ps4 went be replacing my ps3 anytime soon. And furthermore, I'm totally comfortable having both of them residing next to each other under my television.
deadie  +   601d ago
Of course im mad @ Sony cuz of this. I listen to lots of stuff not available at Music Unlimited. I need to import the music i cant get there. Give me MP3 support. Pronto.
theXtReMe1  +   601d ago
MP3s I can take or leave. While it is nice to have them to play with racing and sports games, for any other type of game I enjoy listening to what the developers musicians have come up with. Being a musician myself and owning my own recording studios and record label, I understand the importance of original music. But I also understand the importance of choice.

Didn't Sony already say that they are bringing MP3s to the next update after 1.5?
ZBlacktt  +   601d ago
I have never ever once used this on my PS3's. I use my computer always which is very natural.
Juangie3  +   601d ago
My annual wrestling games allow for me to change theme songs for fighters... but thats the extent of my desire it wont deter me one bit
SpinalRemains138  +   601d ago
I'm not buying a console for mp3 support.

That's not to say I will never want to play an mp3 from it, but as far ad launch and the first year is concerned.......Im perfectly fine w/ the system sans mp3 support. Lol is this even for real.
Lowsnamebrand  +   601d ago
I listen to music all the time on my PS3, but I wouldn't call it a deal breaker, I'm hoping they add MP3 and streaming back soon, I like the ability to watch MP4s of my son taking his first steps on my ps3, and I'd love the ability on PS4 aswell
patsrule316  +   601d ago
Like Lowsnamebrand, I care, but it isn't a deal breaker. The only time I use mp3s on my gaming console is when I play racing games. I generally don't like the soundtracks included, and would rather listen to the songs I like, mixed with the ingame audio of voices and sound fx. I think it is definitely a step back not including the functionality of mp3s in the console, but it won't stop me from buying the PS4. Just disappointed.
Sketchy_Galore  +   601d ago
I bought one to use as an MP3 player so I'm outraged.

/joke, obviously.
Sayai jin  +   601d ago
Yes. I like to listen to music when playing mp first and 3rd person shooters. Need some good tunes while I am blasting people on KZ :)
JRH7783  +   601d ago
I have all of my music on my PS3. It's all organized with CD covers & all. I always hated I couldn't play my music during games and enjoyed the ones I could. I was looking forward to this being fixed on the PS4, but it'll be patched eventually.
bunfighterii  +   601d ago
While it doesn't bother me because I have other devices hooked into my TV that do this already, I think the lack of local network streaming compatability is kinda big, especially since PS3 does it relatively well.

What I don't like about some of this PS4 news is that they've taken lots of features out that PS3, and even PS2 and PSone had. For this reason my PS3 will be sticking around long after I get my PS4 on launch day.
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Radamantous  +   601d ago
Ahh come on guys, we know that's so stupid Xbox one making us watch tv on a tv? Who really cares about music we have cellulars, iPods, tablets u get it right? Ps4 is for playing games!!!
The_Ozymandias  +   600d ago
Do I care?

No, not really, a vast majority of the people that care are the same people who would probably never use the thing, but because it's something they, the all-mighty, everliving Consumer, aren't getting, they stick their head in the sand and shit their pants until they get what they want. Why? Because fuck you, that's why.

Would it be nice to get it?

Sure, it would, assuming it allows their playback in-game. I'm the only freak on this earth who spends time listening to movie scores. Listening to those in game, I feel, would make the game a little more cinematic and engaging. Leading a group of Vekta to "The Bridge of Khazad-Dum" (the song in Fellowship where Gandalf dies) is something I'd really like to do.

Take a quick look and listen: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Will it be patched in the near future?

I don't doubt that for a second. Within the day, Shuhei Yoshida (who's the absolute king of PR by the way, Penello sucks dick for a living) responded that he'd talk to the PS4 Dev team for MP3, DLNA, and External Hard Drive support implementation in the future, followed up by a tweet saying "Just had a very good conversation with the PS4 Dev Team. It's great to know so many people love the PS3's features." Adding that it "wasn't a business decision, it was just never added." I may be wrong here, but he wouldn't dig himself into that deep of a hole if there wasn't something coming regarding all this. People seem to forget the fact that the PS3 and DLNA hadn't even used in the same sentence at it's initial release, but lo and behold, it was added without a single issue.
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The_Ozymandias  +   600d ago
It would be a whole different experience to play a next-gen Batman: Arkham game whilst listening to Hans Zimmer's score for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, or God Of War while listening to the Gladiator Score.
SSJBen  +   600d ago
I care for the fact that with no MP3 support means no support for custom soundtrack through MY OWN music.

I understand that there will be support for custom soundtrack through Music Unlimited, but looking at the list of songs available on it.... ugh. No offense to Top 40 listeners, but I'm not one of them.

That's the reason I'm miff'd about the fact the PS4 doesn't support MP3 playback. The PS3 sorta had it though support was up to devs, why can't this be expanded entirely on the PS4?
Seriously, playing a racing game, fighting game, or any sort of competitive style of game with the same music over and over is just boring.

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