NEWS - Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Microsoft Slashes Price of 360 HD-DVD Player

The price drop to the Xbox 360 add-on, from $179.99 USD to $129.99 in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, was confirmed by Microsoft blogger Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb. The offer is compatible with Microsoft’s ongoing five free HD DVD movie deal.

Numerous analysts and commentators have been forecasting the demise of the HD-DVD format since an increasing number of movie studios begun putting their weight behind the rival Blu-ray format.

Microsoft previously acknowledged that it would consider releasing a Blu-ray player add-on for Xbox 360 if HD-DVD were to lose out in the format war.



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