PS4 Pro Doesn’t Support 4K Blu-ray Because Consumers Are Moving Away From Physical Media

We now know, that unlike the Xbox One S, the PS4 Pro will not include a UHD Drive. Andrew House has spoken to the team at the Guardian about the fact that consumers are moving away from physical media, opting to download and stream their media content.

“Our feeling is that while physical media continues to be a big part of the games business, we see a trend on video towards streaming,” Andrew House said. “Certainly with our user base, it’s the second biggest use case for people’s time on the system so we place more emphasis on that area.” he continued.

Sony has already confirmed that they’re working on 4K streaming apps for both NetFlix and YouTube. There will be 6,000 hours worth of 4K content by the end of the year on Netflix.

Sony Also spoke about the fact that there is no plans to provide 4K movies or TV shows to the PlayStation Store, which is a little bit mind-boggling.

PlayStation 4 Pro will release in Australia on November 10th for $559 AUD.

Thanks, The Guardian. 

  1. When the movie i stream from itunes is the same quality as the 4K BR disc, that’s when i’ll switch. Until then i’m happy with my physical media. on the other side of the fence i’ve gone totally digital with games, because its more convenient and the digital game is exactly the same as the physical game.

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