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Sony defends PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray support

Andrew House says "we see a trend on video towards streaming".

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At Sony's PlayStation event yesterday the PS4 Pro was revealed, a new console with increased capabilities in terms of things like 4K, but many were surprised when it emerged that the console won't support 4K Blu-rays

Andrew House has since addressed those concerns with emphasis on the priority for streaming.

"Our feeling," House said, "is that while physical media continues to be a big part of the games business, we see a trend on video towards streaming [...] 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."

Considering the PS2 and PS3 acted as ways to play DVDs and Blu-rays, it is an unexpected decision on Sony's part, even considering the 4K support for streaming services like Netflix. One reason for this decision may have been costs, as £349 is rather reasonable for the Pro, so maybe losing the UHD drive was necessary to achieve this.

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