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Sony CEO Confirms PlayStation 4 / PS4 Won't Support CD and SACD


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109w ago - Following up on yesterday's confirmation of PlayStation 4 video game pricing, today Sony CEO Andrew House also confirmed that the PS4 won't support CD and SACD (Super Audio CD) formats.

To quote from ReijiAsakura's Tweet (via twitter.com/ReijiAsakura/status/304699622717267968):

"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SACD、CDはサポー トしません。

Andrew House said PS4 does not support CD and SACD in interview.

So no CD music ripping."

Those seeking to rip disc audio tracks will have to use Sony's Music Unlimited service.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on this news in the discussion thread below guys!


Sony CEO Confirms PlayStation 4 / PS4 Won't Support CD and SACD

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#63 - Transient - 103w ago
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You mean like releasing a new system as the old one has no hope of ever being re-secured? Yeah, I have no doubt the PS4 is their way, at least in part, of getting users to willingly upgrade their old compromised systems for a new secure system.

#62 - Foo - 104w ago
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Does anyone else feel like Sony isn't really making new things but just re-vamping their old stuff in new ways?

#61 - Transient - 104w ago
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With the PS4 basically containing PC hardware, I wonder how long until we see homemade clones? Maybe build-your-own Dev/Test units?

#60 - 360owns - 109w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Ebani View Post
Is it not having old CD compatibility really that bad? You can pretty much buy some antique to rip'em for like 10 bucks, why would someone spend 300+ on a CONSOLE to rip cds?...

because you pay a lot of money on a crappy locked console where sony decides what will be unlocked and what will be locked out, i would like everything unlocked, come on get real, of course it can.

just wait till it gets hacked.

#59 - alchemist884 - 109w ago
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Controller is nothing really. Reminds me dreamcast one... console not to good to buy really.

Sony do something!!!

#58 - madirish76 - 109w ago
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I agree with staying away from launch model...besides i dont see anything really too groundbreaking in this new model other than the controller changes...it will be interesting to see how the games are in comparison. Right now i love my PS3 and that it is an "All in one" type of unit.

#57 - Ebani - 109w ago
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Is it not having old CD compatibility really that bad? You can pretty much buy some antique to rip'em for like 10 bucks, why would someone spend 300+ on a CONSOLE to rip cds?...

#56 - dipenlama - 109w ago
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ok cool news

#55 - willebug - 109w ago
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Is it hacked yet?

#54 - croft72 - 109w ago
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So basically Sony is going to make you have to pay just to rip your own audio CD's on your PS4. Now I'm really concerned upon what the full picture will be for PS4 by the time this system reaches release.

This may not be a big deal to others but it is to me since its a feature I've always appreciated. So far the way its looking, players will be still using their PS3's during the PS4's lifecycle just for features that were taken away or charged a certain fee to utilize on the new console.

 

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