Friday, 27 August 2010

PlayStation 4 Will Support Physical Media, Says Sony's Hirai

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, despite launching a digital-only handheld in the PSP Go, isn't in such a hurry to go digital-only yet. He ruled out the PlayStation 4 not supporting physical hardware:
"We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn’t as robust as one would hope. There’s always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium. To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme."
Even in the US and UK, massive downloads are taxing. Most end-users are on a data cap that is extremely expensive to go over, and those 7-10GB downloads add up in a hurry. Personally, I'd be more interested to see if Sony - or some other console maker - is going to try to initiate a mandatory software install to try to kill used sales for good. I think that's the next step.

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