if Sony looks like they're getting ahead on Blu-Ray... companies will unite together on HD-DVD...
Blu-Ray cannot win over the long run...
Source:http://kotaku.com/357697/microsoft-n...d-about-hd-dvdSure, HD DVD is pretty much dead, but that doesn't bother Microsoft one bit. Their official statement:
"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."
I suppose they are right. Not like the failure of HD DVD will suddenly drop them below last place.
Maybe it will hurt it, maybe it won't. Only time can tell.
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This is what actually made me think about getting a PS3 instead of a 360. Warner Bros. and Disney (I believe) are actually not releasing any other movies in HD DVD format, only blue ray. And now Toshiba is actually thinking about stopping their line of HD DVD players. If that happens, and no more movies are coming out for HD DVD, I may have to purchase a PS3, simply because of the fact that, if I'm going to pay 400+ dollars for a game system, I want to be able to use it for my full entertainment system, and not just to play games.
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