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No HD DVD For The Xbox

Postby Ian on Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:53 pm

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Postby Justin42 on Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:40 pm

Or, as usual, you can't trust a word Microsoft says cause it's always Subject To Change(tm): (I know, I am replying to an old post, but this isn't something MS just dreamed up in the last 15 minutes, they HAVE to know this will hurt-- at SOME level-- Xbox 360 sales as "bleeding edge but willing to wait for something better" people start sitting out and waited til after Christmas)


http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbox-360/xbox-360-hd-dvd-announced-146609.php
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:22 pm

Yeah, but they said they weren't planning on releasing a version of the Xbox with a HD DVD drive in it.. not that they weren't going to sell an external HD DVD-ROM for it.

That sucker is gonna be expensive anyway. I'm guessing at least $300-$400.
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Postby vinnie97 on Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:49 am

That might get 5 takers. :roll:
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:08 pm

And now it might support Blu-ray..

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14007

They'd be smart to offer external drives in both formats and let the consumer choose. Of course that's not the M$ way.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:37 pm

Well, it shows that MS is smart enough to admit HDDVD might not be guarenteed... which is unusually smart for them.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:37 pm

Looks like I have to take back that comment about MS doing something smart:
http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=11579

Although, I personally have my doubts that this is anything more then a verbal backpeddle. I wouldn't be surprised if MS *DID* decide to support BluRay in the future, but much later on, when they're noticing they're losing market share because of it :P
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