A little while back we found out that the PlayStation 4 wouldn’t support a lot of things, including MP3s and CD playback. People were not happy. Sony was surprised to say the least. Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida explained to Giant Bomb in an interview they underestimated how much support such features would have. He went on to say that they will be incorporating them into the PlayStation 4 down the line.
“The biggest surprise for us all internally at Sony was there are so many people who passionately reacted to our announcement that there’s no MP3 support or CD support on day one. It’s not like we actively decided ‘let’s not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited. The focus has been more on the game features. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get i on day on.”
“We didn’t really think about MP3 or CD. We thought ‘we’re going to do that eventually.’ …It caught us off-guard. People don’t really talk about these features, right? Some people get really mad and [say] ‘I’ll cancel my pre-order!’ So as we speak, people in Japan – the system guys – are discussing when we can put these features in.”
There’s no set date as when they’ll get in, but Sony has heard you and they will the system will be updated with them at some point.