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access_time January 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM in Sony by AJ Dellinger

Sony Says Digital-Only Isn’t Doable Yet

Sony announced recently that they would be sticking to their ten-year plan for the PS3. That would mean no new Playstation console until 2016. This would probably put them behind the curve for everyone else in the console game, and they’re also hesitant about going all digital in the future.

According to Sony chairman Kaz Hirai, “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.”

It makes sense in today’s time frame. Most network connections and bandwidth restrictions aren’t exactly built for 50 gigabyte downloads yet. But by 2016? Maybe we’ll finally have some high speed wires laid down. Or maybe we’ll all be dead. You never really know.


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