PlayStation 4 won't be digital-only - Kaz

SCE boss rules out death of discs for next console

SCE CEO, Kaz Hirai, has ruled out a digital-only strategy for the next PlayStation console.

Hirai made the comments in trade mag MCV, despite heading up the only platform to launch a digital-only console in the from of PSPgo.

"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."

Hirai's comments are completely at odds with those of EEDAR analyst Greg Short, who predicted last week that both PS4 and Xbox 720 will ditch disc formats.

What say you, readers? Are we ready to disc those ancient disc things? Or more specifically, will we be in three/four years time?