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Sony Thought About Making The PS4 A Download-Only Console

According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony “considered but ultimately rejected” plans to make its next home console – code-named Orbis – a download-only device.

The fact it even thought about such a move shows not only how far digital delivery has come in the six years since the PS3 first launched, but also shows just how little Sony really gives a damn about people who rely entirely on the sale of boxed, used video games.

Compared to a console that doesn’t even have a disc drive, word that the Orbis will feature some kind of used games protection service (likely in a form that requires a paid unlock) seems downright charitable of Sony.

Sony Rejects Web-Based PlayStation Console [Wall Street Journal]