Given PS3's slogan--"It Only Does Everything"--it came as a surprise that PS4's media playback capabilities were so limited. Crucially, the system has no support for MP3 or audio CD playback--even after a hefty day-one update. However, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida promises that the features will be coming eventually.
"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," Yoshida said. "The focus has been more on the game features. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn't get in on day one."
Denying that the plan was a subversive way of getting PS4 owners to subscribe to Music Unlimited (included at launch), Yoshida told Giant Bomb (via Eurogamer) that "we didn't really think about MP3 or CD." Of course, the plan is to get around to it "eventually" with Sony "discussing when we can put these features in."