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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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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]