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Digital-only future still a long way off, says Kaz Hirai

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on 26 August 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) boss Kazuo Hirai has stated his belief that it may take another decade before the games industry embraces a digital-only future.

Speaking during a chinwag with MCV, Hirai commented, "We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn't as robust as one would hope," he said.

"There's always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium."

"To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme."

Former Sony Worldwide Studios chief Phil Harrison was quoted back in 2006 saying he’d be “amazed if the PlayStation 4 has a physical disc drive.”