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By: Aaron Spink (aaronspink.delete@this.notearthlink.net), April 23, 2019 8:27 am
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blue (blue.delete@this.blue.com) on April 23, 2019 12:36 am wrote:
> Also again, currently the extra cost to add a disk drive is

4k UHD is basically dead. Hell, BR is practically dead. Just about everyone acknowledges this fact including the people that make BR players. That disk drive is just wasted overhead in a modern console for the vast majority of users. Even with poor internet, you can download a 100GB game in under a day via preload.

I will be shocked if next gen consoles have built in optical media. I can see them having a USB based option, but included just doesn't make sense from either a financial or practical sense. Sony et al can give retailers 1/4 of what it would of cost to include and they'll be more than happy. They can sell codes and credit for the console like they already do.
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