204w ago - Sony's Senior VP of Product Development Shuhei Yoshida at SCEA has hinted in a recent interview with German site VideoGamesZone.de that PS4 may use optical storage discs like the Blu-ray discs the PlayStation 3 currently utilizes.
To quote from the interview, roughly translated: "Whether Shuhei Yoshida believes that the technology of digital distribution even when stationary consoles like the PlayStation 3 or a future 'PlayStation 4 prevails, "we wanted to know about him:" I think that digital content easier to portable devices like the PSP or the iPod fits.
It's faster, easier and more convenient than a CD, and the volumes of data keep both in music and play in bounds, "replies the Senior Vice President of Product Development at SCEA in discussion with video games area.
For home consoles, where the game files 5 to 30 gigabytes in size, was a download, however no longer feasible. Disc-based media would play on the console market is a part.
"Game developers now have to use the entire capacity of a Blu-ray Disc. But we supplement the offer with smaller titles from the PlayStation Store, but the big blockbuster games will continue to appear on media," it is safe to Yoshida."
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I believe they have increased the BD to 33GB and the BD DL to 65GB (as you have stated). I also read either here or on some tech site that Toshiba and Sony are experimenting and pushing the layered BD capacity to 100GB and even 200GB, these would be called multi layered BD.
I still fail to see the argument. In both cases [Xbox 360 and PS3] downloading requires an internet connection. So the speeds wouldn't be any greater on either system. The amount required to download would be less on the Xbox 360, but the speed at which you download would stay the same. Perhaps you were referring to saving the games off the HD-DVD to the hard drive? That's a whole other story in that case, but as far as your question's/ statement's wording goes, it alludes me to believe we are discussing the former argument about internet downloading, and I still stand by my statement that it would be no different.
Well i didn't intend for it to be an actual question its just a statement saying that moving from disc based games to downloaded games would not be a wise choice even if you had a good internet connection without a download cap. it would still be time consuming and the xbox you have a choice.. if you want to download and save on your hard drive you can do that, but the ps3 or ps4 whatever the case may be not a good idea (pspgo) or maybe i misunderstood something.
Just to add to the post above... BluRay is gonna be getting an update (FW not hardware) so that they can fit even more data onto the same discs. I think the numbers are somethin like 65gb/dual layer BD so even without there being a new optical medium in the future there is still ALOT of potential in the optical mediums today to be expanded on and i believe all of that would be a total waste of time and resources if consoles chose NOT to exploit that.
So my stance is ps4 should use optical media and not solely rely on digital downloads, because the two (as previously stated) go very well together.
Well i think all of you guys knows Sony's history back from days of original Playstation:
1) PS = CD
2) PS2 = DVD
3) PSP = UMD
4) PS3 = BD
and maybe maybe
5) PS4 = HVD or BDHD or BD HC
So i think as this is just my thought looking back at the history of Sony they'll surely launch PS4 with an optical drive instead of going digital downloads if they learnt their lesson from PSPGO which has poor sales so far even 9 years old PS2 is beating it.