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Monday February 18, 2008 2:06 pm

Microsoft’s official word on their HD DVD player add-on in light of Blu-ray victory

Xbox 360 Blu-ray?

So, is dying, as it seems tht has finally become too much for the format to handle. Where does this leave the Xbox 360 HD DVD player add-on? We just got word from Microsoft PR:

“We do not believe the recent reports about HD DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace.  As we’ve long stated, we believe it is games that sell consoles and Xbox 360 continues to have the largest next-gen games library with the most exclusives and best selling games in the industry.  We will wait until we hear from Toshiba before announcing any specific plans around the Xbox 360 HD DVD player.  HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers and we will continue to give consumers the choice to enjoy digital distribution of high definition movies and TV shows directly to their living room along with playback of the DVD movies they already own.”

Well, we think it is safe to say that we will be seeing the 360 HD DVD player (along with all the others) hitting the bargain bins over the next week or so. Now we await official word of an Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on. It’s gotta happen.

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Forum Discussion

I agree the games do sell the consoles, but the consoles also sell by what they can and can do. How the graphics are protrayed and the looks of the console also, my favorite is ps3 although i dont have one right now i have been happy with ps 1 and 2 so i know i would like ps3 and the games that they have out for it also.

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Yeah they lost a fight here, they should have gone BLU from the start, it’s all waste of money


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