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February 22, 2013 // 9:05 pm - 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

"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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#33 - PS3GAMER20111 - February 22, 2013 // 7:06 pm
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BluRay best example of that kind of console is ps2, best selling console of all time.

#32 - BluRay - February 22, 2013 // 6:50 pm
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I have to agree with PS3GAMER, PC will always be superior graphics wise. PS4 wasn't needed, It's very expensive ($530?) and only a bit better (graphic wise) then PS3 and of course, some gimmicks to justify a new console and allow Sony so say they're innovating. Sure, It has way more graphic potential, but how long did It take to use all of PS3 potential? 6~7 years?

By the time we get to see PS4 at It's best we'll already have PS5. Consoles should be cheap or else It just won't sell much. People who are willing to afford A LOT to have amazing graphics spend that money on powerful PCs.

#31 - PS3GAMER20111 - February 22, 2013 // 6:03 pm
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i'm a console gamer FYI, but i can't afford to be a mad console fanboy like you are and one more thing that PC will be always better than consoles in the matter of graphics and frame rates, but gameplay and exclusives are best on consoles.

#30 - StanSmith - February 22, 2013 // 3:12 pm
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Since when has EB not ripped off customers? This week I was lucky enough to return a 2nd hand game for $39 where JB had the exact same game new for $39. I got it 2nd hand from JB for $29.

And with game pricing look at WiiU games. They really need to be dropped too. Aliens CM for PS3 was priced at $59 where the WiiU version was $99. You get more on the PS3 version so why is the WiiU version so much more?

I only buy from EB when they price match. They have even called them a few times as they never believe the prices I quote them but I always get the cheaper price.

And by the specs and BC and just about everything else I'm not impressed with the PS4 at all. No BC so NO SALE for me. I already need have a PS2 and PS3 connected when I want to play PS2 or PS3 games instead of having 1 console thats able to play both. I'm not going to have 3 consoles connected as where will the Xbox720 go? I'm guessing the Xbox720 will be BC with all 3 consoles, the way it should be.

#29 - kalberto - February 22, 2013 // 12:10 pm
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NOPE, I think PS4 is not using HDD anymore, back to basic like PS1 and PS2.

because I read inside specification PS4, it wrote HARD DISK DRIVE: BUILT IN... here is the pdf PS4 specification

#28 - elser1 - February 22, 2013 // 11:58 am
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strange how eb australia has pre orders for ps4 games at $120 then

total rip off bs., unbelievable eh!!

#27 - PS4 News - February 22, 2013 // 7:05 am
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In a recent interview with CNBC (linked above), Sony CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed PS4 / PlayStation 4 video game pricing as ranging from $0.99 to $60 with demos available as well.

Below are the details, to quote: "On pricing, Tretton said that the PS4 is "designed with the game developer in mind and the consumer in mind," and will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy.

"I think people are willing to pay if they see the value there," he said. "The heat for the true gamer is on the console."

He said that games on mobile devices are "additive experiences" and that gamers won't "migrate down the food chain" for their primary gaming experience."

In related PlayStation 4 news today, IGN reports that PS4 supports PS Move, but not the DualShock 3 controller.

To quote: Today during a roundtable discussion with the president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, news about the role of PlayStation 3’s two controllers – DualShock 3 and PlayStation Move – were revealed in terms of their functionality with PlayStation 4.

In short: DualShock 3 won’t work with PlayStation 4, but PlayStation Move will. “No, [PS4] doesn’t support DualShock 3,” noted Yoshida, “but it does support PS Move.”

Update: PS Nation has also discovered (pictured below) within the Ubisoft Web site source code that the special editions for the next-generation versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will fall in line with the pricing of the current-generation versions, £119.99, with the PC version getting the mandatory £10 reduction as is standard with PC titles.

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#26 - PS4 News - February 22, 2013 // 6:24 am
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Following up on yesterday's PlayStation 4 / PS4 announcement and PlayStation 4 / PS4 trailer videos, today Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that PlayStation 4 / PS4 won't block the use of second-hand (used) games.

To quote from Eurogamer (linked above): "Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told Eurogamer that PlayStation 4 will not block the use of second-hand games, contrary to various reports, speculation and even a Sony patent unearthed last month.

I sat down with Yoshida a few hours after the PS4 reveal tonight and one of the first things I asked was whether used games would be blocked.

"Do you want us to do that?" he asked.

No, I said. I think, if you buy something on a disc, that you have a kind of moral contract with the person you've bought it from that you retain some of that value and you can pass it on.

Do you agree, I asked?

"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, I asked, you're not going to stop them reselling it?

"Aaaah," was Yoshida's initial answer, but seemingly only because he'd forgotten his line. "So what was our official answer to our internal question?" he asked his Japanese PR advisor. The advisor stepped in but didn't seem to answer clearly, at least to my ears. Yoshida then took control again firmly:

"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

I said I thought that was fine.

Interestingly, I also spoke to a Sony source elsewhere at the event this evening who told me that the anti used-game patent discovered last month was actually nothing to do with PlayStation 4 at all.

The patent suggested that discs would come branded with a contactless tag that could be recognised and read by your console, which would then bind it to you and prevent you from selling it on.

But whatever reason Sony did have for patenting it, it sounds like it wasn't for its next-generation console. Hopefully Microsoft will also avoid this ludicrous technology with its next-generation Xbox as well."

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#25 - Shadowstitch - February 21, 2013 // 9:45 pm
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I think the one reason they didn't show the actual console was because they are still designing it for cooling issues because with all that power heating will be a huge issue so i think they will nail a design by e3 thats why i'm gonna wait before i buy one so i know the failure rate isn't so high.

#24 - ils - February 21, 2013 // 9:40 pm
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You should read more/research a little bit first

1. yes PS4 will be using "64 bit" processor. its x86_64, 32 bit processor with 64 bit extension like AMD and Intel offering right now
2. no comment on GPU, since isn't revealed yet, but from its "1.84 TFlops" many assume its Radeon 78XX (not "last gen" GPU)
3. HDD 120GB really ? in my country smallest 2.5" HDD is 320GB
4. PS3 life won't end when PS4 launch, so 10 year lifecycle still a possibility
5. its 8GB GDDR5 RAM, do you understand what this mean? if no, then search
6. your "5 years old PC" isn't optimized for gaming. every PC game isn't optimized for single platform.

how much $$ is your "5 years old PC"? specs?

i do agree about "PS3 never delivered the hype", but as far as hardware concern, i'm quite impressed with PS4 (with the price constrains < $600) your "latest PC" will need approx $2000 (GPU Titan $1000, i7 Ivy Bridge $300-$500, 8GB RAM GDDR5 still not available in PC RAM, HDD, Motherboard, PSU, controller, Windows OS) comparing console with PC is stupid if you really love PC so much, then buy your "latest PC"

FYI, AMD Jaguar IS "latest CPU" from AMD (it's low power CPU) and (rumor to be used in PS4) Radeon 78XX is "latest GPU" offering from AMD (aside their rebranding into Radeon 8xxx)