Microsoft Considering Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Add-On

Microsoft Considering Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Add-On

A add-on that would allow the Xbox 360 to play Blu-ray movies is possible, Microsoft has said.

Having previously released an external accessory that allowed the system to play HD-DVD discs, Xbox group marketing manager Albert Penello told Reuters that he wanted the ultimate decision to be in customer's hands.

"It should be consumer choice; and if [Blu-ray is] the way they vote, that's something we'll have to consider."

The Xbox 360 is currently the only console capable of playing HD-DVD movies, while the PlayStation 3 is the only console capable of playing Blu-ray discs.

With Warner abandoning HD-DVD and Paramount rumored to be joining them soon, many are predicting the end of the format wars.

"You can't say it's not a bummer, not a setback, but I've seen this battle declared over so many times," said Penello.

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Oh, would this mean that Microsoft people drop their plan about dominating the download market????

wink wink

That said, it's just logical. The Bluray has more space to waste and is read faster as long as you don't scratch it a tiny little bit.

Talk about taking a quote out of context and making a story out of nothing...

Microsoft is investing heavily is digital distribution, not their direct competitor's optical disc format, which is currently bunk anyway.

Arbre:

That said, it's just logical. The Bluray has more space to waste and is read faster as long as you don't scratch it a tiny little bit.

- uhh.. what?! Blu-Ray discs are 10x more scratch-resistant than standard DVD discs.

 

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