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


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82w 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.

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#28 - PS3 News - 82w ago
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, [Register or Login to view links] 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: [Register or Login to view links] 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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#27 - PS3 News - 82w ago
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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#26 - Shadowstitch - 82w ago
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.

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#25 - ils - 82w ago
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)

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#24 - NbAlIvEr100 - 82w ago
Quote Originally Posted by sagoku View Post
Preview of the case ??

Its pretty obvious that they will reveal the actual hardware during E3.

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