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PS4 won’t support audio CDs – report

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

According to Kotaku‘s translation of a Japanese journalists’s tweet, Sony has said the PlayStation 4 won’t support audio CDs or super CDs. I’ve poked Sony for confirmation and will update when I get a response. Every full-size optical disc-based PlayStation console to date has supported audio CDs.

Thanks, woe.

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48 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    In other news: People still buy audio CD’s. O:

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xBASSxMONSTAx

    ^^ I burn my albums from itunes. Now it looks like I wouldn’t even be able to play a simple CD. Nice one Sony.

    I’m buying the NextBox. ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Hunam

    You can still buy CD’s?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. FeaturePreacher

    I think everyone should basically not pay attention to this story. It’s from Kotaku reporting from a translation of some unknown Japanese blogger. Kotaku is well known to just put things up just in order to get some clicks. On the face of it, this seems like click generating garbage since the ps3 can do this.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    …. You guys suck. /looks at wall made of compact disc collection

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hunam

    /Looks at phone with all my 340 albums on it

    :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Sanwiches

    @2 “Sony have no balls. MS will once again win the next gen console wars. ”

    one of your comment. whatever you say musty ballsack

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    @6 Mine only fits like 80 :( Stupid little iPhone.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Beta

    *GASP* How will I ever play my CD’s now?

    With my PS3? Or my computer? Or my home cinema system? Or y’know my CD player! ;P

    And I must say, why the hell would they remove CD functionality? It can’t be that difficult or expensive to implement. Getting a faint scent of Bullcrap here.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. TMRNetShark

    This story is laughable. It’s more work (and money) to get a Bluray drive to NOT play CDs than to just get the massive amount of easy access and relatively cheap Bluray drives out there.

    Basically it’s complete bullshit that it won’t play CDs.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mike W

    Why am I not surprise this is coming from that woe idiot

    #11 2 years ago
  12. drewbles82

    thats the only reason why i wanted a ps4, god damn u sony, i wanted to play cds, screw your games, and movies, i want my music. jk i dont care

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    OH my gawd, IT DOESN’T DO EVERYTHNG. Outdated con…

    Who cares? Who really cares? It’s a console and why should it matter. If you have CD’s i’m sure you have something that can play them.

    P.S. Interesting though, is CD’s driver that costly to consoles? LOL

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Francis O

    Doesn’t matter.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. SlayerGT

    Hit me up if it comes out that it doesn’t play PS4 games…otherwise I’m good.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Shuklar

    @10 You do realize Sony manufactures their own hardware, right? They can do whatever the fuck they want to with their drives, and if it saves them a few coins here and there, that’s up to them. And its not confirmed whether the lack of support is hardware or software based.

    Regardless, if someone was sitting on the fence, and this caused them to fall back, they’re a fucking inbred moron. Oh guess what? It doesn’t support cassettes, ATRAC, vinyl, or phonograph cylinders either. Boo fucking hoo.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    OMG!!

    I heard it won’t toast bread!!!

    Like WTF?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Digital Bamboo

    Ahaha. If true, & you’re trying to save a little money Sony, go ahead and remove every feature unrelated to playing PS4 games while you’re at it–they won’t be missed by me.

    And what the hell is a super CD? *checks Wikipedia* Oh, must have missed those.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    I bought PS3 to play CD’s.

    PS4 is such a shitty machine because it won’t play CD’s. MY PC and ANY OTHER DEVICE ON THE PLANET CAN PLAY JUSTIN BIEBER SONGS THAT I LOVE. + I have a collection of Britney Spears CD’s and it is rumored that PS4 will have 7.1 DOLBY DIGITAL. AND HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LISTEN TO THEM IF IT DOESN’T SUPPORT CD’S!

    This system must cost less then 50$ or i’m not even touching it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SplatteredHouse

    Where is the original interview (apparently, Andrew House is the one assumed/being mentioned elsewhere as being the interviewee), and what credentials does the person who tweeted, from where this seems to have commenced, up to 5 days ago, actually have?

    Reiji Asakura (as long as the account isn’t simply using that name deceptively) happens to be the author of a book entitled “Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony Playstation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games”

    http://kotaku.com/5986172/… Who clipped out the rest of the article? There’s 2 lines and zero exposition, or explanation!
    It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that such a move could be happening due to Music Unlimited.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dark

    Nah , i don’t give a shit about CDs ..

    No Giant Enemy Crab = No buy.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Erthazus… The idea of you grooving to Justin & Britany…

    Its strangely believable …

    You like Abba too?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    ^ Oh Yes! Absolutely. Can’t live without them and Justin. Screw PS4.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. tmac2011

    people use audio cds>>> lol and who would use it

    #24 2 years ago
  25. WENDiGO

    Audio CDs are slowly but surely becoming obsolete guys. If it were game disc they were scrapping then that would be idiotic but lets be honest the majority of us download our songs now. If this report is true then SONY has realized this and decided to stop wasting whatever money it cost to implement that feature that no one will use in the coming years and put it towards better things.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. livewired500

    I ripped and put away my CD collection years ago. Nearly 300gb of music on those discs NOT taking up space in my living room any longer. You know you can stream music to the PS3 from your PC? I’m sure they will have the same functionality in the PS4.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    Just looking at the source made me laugh.
    It doesnt pay CDs, its definitely doomed now!

    Welcome to the future :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. TMRNetShark

    @16… You don’t know much about the tech industry… do you?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    Woe is really working overtime on trying to do everything he can to badmouth the PS4. You’d think he’s getting checks from Major Nelson or something with how much work he puts into this.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. mkotechno

    Music in a disc? This is a total no sense.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    What! This is madness! Oh hell no my PS3′s ain’t going no where. I’m so glad I have both the original 20GB and 60GB PS3′s. This PS4 better be fucking $299 for all the shit its lacking. The only way they could make up for this is if they support MKV files now.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. ps4some

    I still buy CDs but I’ve never played one in my ps2 or ps3. Why on earth would you want to?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. redwood

    what year is this?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. redwood

    @22 erth is probably joking :) he does do that from time to time, but he is good at covering it up.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. redwood

    sorry to spam this thread, but this is just so much fun :D
    in other news PS4 also doesn’t play audio cassettes, and record vinyls. and you can’t make coffee on it either..definitely a huge feature that everyone was expecting.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    @32 to rip them to the HDD and build a digital collection of course. Plug up your (Android) phone and copy the music over and enjoy. I hate the radio so I use my the music on my phone via Bluetooth in the car. I love collecting CD’s and ripping them to my PS3 HDD its a little hobby of mine.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Hellhound30x

    WAIT? WAIT? Whats a CD???? LMFAO!!!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Clupula

    Any system that won’t play my Three Dog Night 8-tracks is shit.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Red Demon

    Come on guys, it not really a huge deal, I mean well yea that sucks if this it true, but you can always download your music on a flash drive and load on your PS4 right? Well that’s what I did my PS3, cause I load more music on my 32gb drive. Well just tell me what is wrong doing that, just curious?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Fethennour

    That’s okay, but please Sony, PLEASE do not remove the washing machine functionality.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. kaffikjelen

    Then I shall withhold my money. /slight sarcasm

    #41 2 years ago
  42. xxJPRACERxx

    I still get all my music on CDs or DVD-Audio if I can because there’s nothing on the market right now with better audio quality, mp3 or AAC is lossy). But I rip them in FLAC though.

    I just can believe it when I read people saying “I have n albums in my phone”… It’s ok if you don’t care that it sound like shit…

    I can’t watch an old VHS tape anymore and listening to music on a phone (and lossy compressed) is just like that.

    Anyway, I don’t care if the story is true, but Audio CD is still important for me overall. Or maybe it’s possible to buy lossless 16/44.1 or better yet, 24/96 online? Anyone know?

    #42 2 years ago
  43. manamana

    #40 :-D

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Gadzooks!

    Pretty sure it’s just the SACD format it wont play, just like most other optical disc players in the known universe! :D

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Shuklar

    @28 You don’t know much about commenting…do you? Christ…could you be anymore vague?

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ultramega

    For everyone with smart ass comments, CDs are still very relevant if you want higher quality audio. Far better than the crap iTunes has, with all its bullshit DRM. We don’t all just listen casually with the earbuds included with our phone/mp3 player. I don’t actively use CDs for things other than ripping them, usually. I buy, rip it, then format shift/transfer it where I need it. But until websites start popping up with larger assortments of FLAC content, CDs are still necessary.

    Definitely not a deal breaker for a console, though.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. ayb91

    We have youtube. Thanks for you Sony, we won’t need it.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. yes12345

    #31: What do you mean with “all the shit its lacking”? We have not seen everything that the PS4 has to offer, and CDs is the first thing that is being said to not be present. That it doesnt have PS3 backward compability makes sense because of the different architecture. I’m glad that Sony doesnt do the same “mistake” of including PS3 hardware in the PS4 like the did with the PS3 (where they included PS2 hardware). That was one reason for the $499/$599 pricetag.

    #48 2 years ago

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    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]