PS4 Will Not Play CDs

Thursday,February 28, 2013By Samantha Earwood

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The upcoming PlayStation 4 will stop supporting a format Sony’s home consoles always have supported: compact discs.

Reiji Asakura, the Japanese journalist who wrote the best selling book “Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony PlayStation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games” tweeted about how Sony told him the PS4 will not play CDs or Super Audio CDs. Kotaku found the tweet, and the PlayStation 3, however, does play both of these formats.

Sony co-developed the CD with Philips in the 1970s. While many people listen to digital audio files for music, CDs are still the preferred format for many music enthusiasts.

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