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By: Aaron Spink (aaronspink.delete@this.notearthlink.net), April 23, 2019 11:43 am
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Brett (ggtgp.delete@this.yahoo.com) on April 23, 2019 11:22 am wrote:
> Sony is a movie company that also sells consoles.
> The PlayStation series drove DVD and BlueRay movie sales which is where Sony made
> its real money, the extra billion a year from console games is just cream.
>
No, sony is an international conglomerate. They do lots of things. And no PS4 didn't drive movie sales, that would of been the PS3 which at the time was the cheapest BR player you could buy. BR is all but dead. Sony is well aware of this. Putting an optical drive in the PS5 will have ~0 impact on sony optical disk movie sales.

The console division has to pay for itself. The PS3 had significant financial issues that reinforced this. If they can save money by not spending it on a basically useless optical drive, they will.

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