We may not see digital only next gen but we will definitely be getting more of it. I can see why sony is against it for now. It totally eliminates the need for BR.
IfSony does break away from their 10-year PS3 plan, which they recently confirmedthey were standing by, then don't expect the PlayStation 4, or even the PS3, tobreak away from the disc-based mold.
There's no doubt thatwe've seen an increase in the availability of digitally-downloaded games andDLC, but according to Sony chairman Kaz Hirai we are not yet ready to fullymove away from discs.
"Relying soleleyon networks to deliver content is unfortunately just not possible," Hiraisaid at CES this week. "It's still very difficult to have consumersdownload 50 gigabytes of data or more."
Given bandwidth limitsand the growing file sizes of video games, I tend to believe him. Wouldyou rather wait to download a 10-20gb game or run to the store and pick one up?
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Sony: Digital-only content delivery model "not possible" at this time
Not many people are in favour of digital only lol. Much of the world is against it, not only Sony
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Good news. I like having physical copies.
Yeah, the world isn't ready for it. Therefore it won't be happening any time soon. It'll be like the Vita does it: DD & Physical copies of games, for atleast 2 gens, imo. It works out well for Sony as their interest is in BR, sure, and that's a nice bonus for them. Though, if we were at the stage globally, where DD only would be viable, you bet Sony would hop on board that train
So long as they give us the option its ok. They need to get those digital prices down though because some of them are ridiculous by third parties, mainly Ubisoft and EA.
I disagree with you saying the reason why Sony is against it, is based on their interest in Blu-ray. It may be true but its a very minor reason for why they wouldn't contemplate a DD only model. The article didn't mention BR, you did
BR is not the reason Sony won't follow the model. Them having an interest in BR is just a bonus to the fact that it is impossible to implement DD only
If Sony ever releases sales figures of games downloaded via PSN for the Vita, compared to games purchased retail - I think the differences would be huge. People(majority) want physical, that won't change for a long time, despite Sony's interest in BR
Microsoft would be against a DD only model for exactly the same reasons as Sony
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When i buy digital content i never feel like i actually own anything. I don't like it. Having the actual product in my hand is a lot better to me. They need to axe Bluray discs and bring back cartridges. Even better, figure out a way for the ps4 to play games on vinyl.
then don't expect the PlayStation 4, or even the PS3, to break away from the disc-based mold.
I love digital distribution but i know the thing needs a lot of time to mature and get better. Blu-Ray is awesome for now and will be for a lot more time to come. It only hurts 360 fanboys to hear the word Blu-Ray as they know it's related to Sony. Microsoft in one way or another have to have a physical media next gen like Blu-Ray or Blu-Ray because if they went DD only, it's game over for them big time !
"Relying soleley on networks to deliver content is unfortunately just not possible," Hirai said at CES this week. "It's still very difficult to have consumers download 50 gigabytes of data or more."
So like I said, it's a nice bonus that Sony can continue pushing their format. It is not the reason why we don't see a DD only world
i think the PSP go was a test for sony to see if people wanted Digital-only content and it failed. its only good for music
I meant they wouldnt avoid DD only just so they can support the dvd or br, or whatever media their console is supporting
I agree that they stand to lose more, which is why I said the fact that the world is incapable of supporting a DD only console means it's a bonus for Sony, but it is far from a big reason they don't pursue that model
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You can replace Sony with Nintendo or Microsoft, and the reasons would be the same for either of those companies for not going dd only. BR/dvd/whatever is but a bonus as it lets Sony continue supporting it
Given the choice i'll probably take the digital version 9 times out of 10
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Umm. Not possible and not viable are two different things, Kaz.
I'll sort this topic off into the "duh" category.. lol
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