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Xbox 360 to go Blu-Ray?

by JW


With Blu-Ray seemingly beating HD-DVD into submission like a redheaded stepchild, it really shouldn’t surprise anybody that Microsoft is now considering adding Blu-Ray playback to the Xbox 360.

In an interview with Reuters, Microsoft’s group marketing manager Albert Penello made it pretty clear that Microsoft would be willing to switch sides in the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray debate, saying “It should be a consumer choice, and if that’s the way they vote, that’s something we’ll have to consider”.

That is code for “If HD-DVD gets beaten into the dirt, we’re switching sides.” This may turn out to be the case, as it is widely believed that Paramount Pictures, who just this summer backed HD-DVD, may be ready to switch sides and join the Blu-Ray camp.

HD-DVD is dead. Long live Blu-Ray!

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3 Responses to “Xbox 360 to go Blu-Ray?”

  1. Joe Says:

    Most likely they will do it and it will be pricey. Just another accessory for the 360.

  2. Xbox Says:

    They are going to have no choice, but yes it will be very expensive

  3. Merrell Says:

    I bought Xbox cause I do not have any interest in Sony’s blue ray. Xbox will get expensive if they introduce 2 blueray. I think they should Introduce 2 models of Xbox, on with HD-DVD and other blueray supported.

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