Sony would have considered removing optical drive in their next console
According to information collected by the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the device manufacturer Sony would consider removing the optical drive console successor to the PlayStation 3 and thus focus on the distribution of games through Internet.
However, the conversation would have only been on it, so finally debuts the new Sony console that incorporate optical drive itself, according to the newspaper. Moreover, this discussion would show that the relevance of taking the distribution of games through the network, via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
Nippon would eventually dropped this idea, since many countries do not have high speed connections to download files of 7GB or 8GB, which is what usually weigh the games for these consoles.
Although the E3 will be announced the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft , at least we know so far that have disc players.
E3 will be held next week in Los Angeles.
Link: Sony Considers Rejects-but-Online-Only Game Console (The Wall Street Journal)Tags: Microsoft, optical drive, optical reader, PlayStation, PS3, Sony, WSJ