The Register recites whispers that Sony's next-gen console won't be digital download only:
Sony's next PlayStation will feature an optical drive - Blu-ray, presumably - after all. Plans to drop disc and go download only have been seemingly shelved.
The change of mind was signalled by the inevitably anonymous moles claimed to be familiar with what the Japanese giant is up to.
They also told the Wall Street Journal that the current thinking at Sony is that the 'PS4' will be out in time for the 2013 Christmas sales season, though whether that's a global launch point or, as before, Japan first, isn't clear.