PS4 gamers hoping to play MP3s and CDs on their new console are out of luck for launch, but an update is in the works to add the functionality, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has told Giant Bomb.

"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," explained Yoshida. "It's not like we actively decided 'let's not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited,'."

Yoshida admits that the popularity of what were deemed non-essential day one features caught Sony "off-guard".

"As we speak, people in Japan - the system guys - are discussing when we can put these features in."

PS4 launches this Friday in the US and two weeks later on November 29 in the UK.

Source: Giant Bomb via Eurogamer