Sony has confirmed that its upcoming PlayStation 4 console will support 4K movie playback and downloads. Sony is working on a new download service which will offer 4K movie downloads. The company says that 4K movies will weigh in at over 100 GB (!).
Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux said that the new 4K service “won’t be disappointing”, and said that because of the large file size (100+ GB), there are still some challenges facing the company. It’ll take quite a while to download a 4K movie, where as 1080p movies can be had for a few GB these days (depending on quality).
However, he also confirmed that Sony is working on getting 4K movies on a Blu-ray disc, which so far only hold 50 GB in dual layer format. There are 100 GB BDXL discs, but those aren’t as widespread.
The PlayStation 4 supports 4K video and images, but does not support 4K games. 4K games, as 4K televisions sets, are likely a generation away from being feasible.