Shortly after Sony detailed the PS4's launch day update, many gamers complained about the fact that Sony's console wouldn't feature MP3 and CD support, leaving users with Music Unlimited as their only option to listen to music. Sony has heard its fans, with its president, Shuhei Yoshida, announcing that they are working in order to add MP3 and CD support to the PS4.
In a recent interview with Giant Bomb, Sony's president stated that he was surprised by the backlash, and added that it was never Sony's intention to not support CD and MP3. Yoshida revealed that the reason the console doesn't support these formats is due to the fact that it wasn't considered a priority compared to other PS4 features.
"It's not like we actively decided 'let's not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited," said Yoshida. "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."
The PS4 will be released on the 15th of November in North America, arriving in Europe two weeks later, on the 29th of November.
Source: Giant Bomb