HD DVD Statement from Xbox
"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.
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Of course not, cause as I said all along and on my blogsite... Microsoft is set to announce that they're going to adopt Blu-ray aswell... Making Sony that much more relevant.
Microsoft new the hd-dvd format wasn't going anywhere. It was a cheap fix for them to get their system to market 1st. They would've went blu-ray had it benn ready intime. I don't csre what anyone of you box boys think or say.
Microsoft didn't include the hd-dvd drive because of "consumer choice" They didn't include it cause they knew it wasn't going to win.
Deal with and cry about it all you want.
the MAIN reason was the production costs.. they made 360 with LAST-gen DVD drive because they liked to make money from HW sales ASAP . (even they used the WORST and the cheapest DVD drive ROFL!! ) anyway they didnt give a SH!t about consumers CHOICE or whatever they said.. they want to MAKE F***in money from EVERYTHING!
You are nothing but a droid! HD-DVD was the superior format and MS wasn't going to wait around for Blu-ray to finish it's specs, which is still hasn't. Cheap fix is just bullox, it was the best format and still arguably is.
The HD drive was not included because of cost, not lack in confidence in the format.
Spinning team is on it already. They wont really "comment" on this until they have "officially" announced it.
Wow, it really looks like Microsoft is about to release a Blu-Ray player in 3 months. *rolls eyes* 12
Xbox360 Blu Ray player vs. PS3 Comparisons...
Maybe some nice side-by side Standard def videos showing one or the other with its color settings out of whack or maybe use different monitors for each system. That'll make for an unbiased comparison the likes of which us gamers have come to adore... :(
I think Sony is proving to Microsoft that games may sell consoles but games plus hi def movie media sell even more consoles. Given the option at the same price to have a game machine plus hi def built right in what imbecile would buy just the game device? MS better start pushing Halo and Xbox live hard because that's the only temporary advantage that they have over PS3.
I'd like to see them try to run that Blu-Ray picture over the component connections that almost 10 million Xbox users only have.
I don't expect Xbox 360 owners to have any more trouble passing their 1080p blu ray movies to their tv than they do with 1080p games currently.
Blu-Ray's success is a Great thing for the industry as a whole, as a unified format choice makes way for a wider selection of your favorite movies, possible price drops, and such, but the only down side in HD-DVD losing is going to be the immense face rubbing in the sand that the HD-DVD "fanboys" are sure to receive now that all of their talk of definite victory has swirled down the drain. .... .... ......."The JOEY has Spoken"
Why the hell did formats ever get these fanboy camps?
It always seemed silly to me... But I guess everyone needs a cause, a purpose for living.
I always viewed MS backing HD-DVD as a half-assed attempt to create confustion in the next gen format arena, just to buy Microsoft some more lead time with the Xbox360.
It was definitely strategic, and put a very small dent in Bill Gates' wallett as opposed to the huge costs that SONY incurred by delaying the PS3, then focusing more on Blu Ray than games which ultimately resulted in poor console sales.
If all MS hoped to do was be a PITA to SONY, they played it perfectly.
All the while, they were cranking out HD content for download on Xbox Live...
I can hear the top floor of MS Headquarters now... "MWAHAHAHAHAHA"
"It was definitely strategic, and put a very small dent in Bill Gates' wallet as opposed to the huge costs that SONY incurred by delaying the PS3, then focusing more on Blu Ray than games which ultimately resulted in poor console sales." I agree but look at things this way. Only in the second fiscal year of the PS3's lifespan, Sony can now focus on the gaming aspect with more dedication because the bluray has virtually no competition and will practically sell itself. Combine that with the fact that more developers are getting a better grasp on how to make games well for the PS3 and all the highly anticipated games to be released this year for the system, this truly is the year of the PS3.
I'm no fanboy. I love the PS3 and all of its potential.
Sure I'm disappointed with its performance so far, and I have definitely been giving the majority of my gaming time to the 360, but I expect this "Official" Blu Ray victory to lead to an increase in PS3s simply because it is a reasonably priced movie player.
Now, get us some more solid exclusives, and the machine will start rolling.
It will still be a while until SONY can even dream about surpassing Microsoft and Nintendo, but the PS3 is definitely on the rise now.
MS has set a standard of delivering HD entertainmanet without ether one of these platforms, and they are raking in more cash from the marketplace without the need of HD disc. I bought my console for games 1st and other forms of entertainment 2nd. Soon your going to be able to get new releases from your cable provider and store them for as long as you want.
I wouldn't go around saying that. it gets alot of people riled up and they start throwing multi disc games around(even though its been about 3 in 3 years of the console)
Just say no.
plenty of developers have praised the feedom that blu-ray's storage offers them, latest being ubisoft regarding farcry2. Now i think they are in a better position to know what is/isnt useful than you.
might have in this instance is that, the PS3 becomes that much more appealing to consumers who are going to want HD movies. Even some people on this site are buying PS3's now that they've heard the news. Even if MS makes a BD addon, it's going to cost more money when you consider a 40gig with a BD drive is cheaper than an Elite already.
DD and BD can battle it out all they want. BD will still be successful this gen. DD isn't as close as you like to think. A lot of people can't get over the storage factor of data. A lot of people aren't connected like you and I are. A lot of people over seas have bandwidth caps and even here in the states, caps are starting as well. DD will take a chunk of the market this time around but it's not going to kill of BD's success.
"highest number of exclusives" technically the right thing to say would be "console exclusives" just pointing it out so don't get all defensive @below clearly "don't get all defensive" means "lets get all defensive" to you i never said the the PC versions sold as much i just said that M$ used the wrong term
Why do you care?
IS MS cometing with PC gaming(which is on it's death bed)?
No, Their console is in competition with Sony's machine. No one cares if a game comes out on PC because the 100K units it sells a month fails in comparisom to the millions of units 360 and ps3 move...
Lets just talk about consoles.
Why do people want PC gaming to die? Its where all the technological advancements are made. And if PC gaming dies then why would Nvidia and ATi (AMD), bother making more powerful graphics chips? What will happen if PC gaming dies is that graphics chip technology will slow down. And our next consoles wont be nearly as powerful as they could have been.
What i think will happen is that sometime in about a years time, people will start flocking back to PCs because their graphics will start to look much better than the consoles. And alot of people will want that. But they also have to overcome all the piracy on the games. I can imagine how many sales they are loosing to that too.
i went to my bestbuy, and all i saw was people, 4 or 5 people buying blu-ray and notbody even looking at hd-dvd, im really surprised at how many people are on board for blu-ray, good job sony.
because its (HD-DVD) not built into the hardware.(which it should've)
It will effect them next console cycle (if they make another console FTL!!)
Well Microsoft are right in a way, but it does mean that the value of the competition's machine now makes the 360 comparitively quite expensive if you're buying a console for more than games.
"As we’ve long stated, we believe it is games that sell consoles..."
Continue to focus on the games M$ - that's all that matters to gamers.
Personally, I am relieved the "format war" is over though, like most consumers I held off purchasing either until a clear victor was apparant. I might as well pick up a BluRay player now though...
360 will pay royally for a 3rd party exclusive here and there, but since this is just starting the 2nd year out for PS3, I think more 3rd party focus shift is going to be put on Sony's machine unfortunately
Gamer buy console for their exclusives.
that is not what we want to hear. what the xbox 360 owners wanna hear is when are you gonna release a blu ray add on simple sweet and short no more no less
whether u like it or not xbox 360 will get a blu ray add on. its about making money not being silly. fanbois thinking ms will offer blu ray backers money and they would refuse cuz they dont like ms
Odd, I bought my PS3 because it plays games and high def movies.
Seems to want to make clear to their customers that "the 360 is still great don't get downed by this news and don't listen to fanbois about Blu-Ray, the 360 never needed Hd-DvD." If they didn't insist in making Hd-DvD seems superior to Blu-Ray, no one would care now. Truth is though, the Ps3 will be pushed out of the stores by retailers themselves, because they want to sell as much as they can plus it makes them look like good people when they say to you " Here is a Blu-Ray player, its $499! " But I will show you some thing special, just for you! Did you know that when you buy a Playstation 3 which costs A LOT less, you get the same experience but better, since updates are coming out for it every now and then? Plus its the truest HD gaming experience you can receive...." Guy comes home, " Honey! I bought a Ps3! it plays its not just a gaming console! It plays Blu-ray too !!!! The nice guy at _Insert name_____ offerd it to me! "
and after 5 years there are 130 million PS3 around the world.. PS1= 110 million PS2= 120 million PS3= 130 million ? after 5 years if PS3 reach that numbers I will tatoo SONY on my A$$! ROFL .. because people thought 3 times that they will lose but they didnt.. (to 360 fans: yes I know 130 million is unbelievable but 120 millionPS2 was Unbelivable 6 years ago too)
Anyone that wants to invest in HD movies now would be crazy to not get a PS3 as a blu-ray player in comparison to the more expensive alternatives.
I remember the PS2 was my first DVD player. Deja vu.
What with all the Sobbing,Crying,Moaning,Whinnin g and Pissing !!!
One thing I figured out long ago. Play movies on a movie player, and games on a game player. Playing both on a console leads to shorter life spans, disc errors, laser problems, etc... I have not played a movie in any of my console(s)in years (PS2, XBox, 360), I have 3 DVD players and the HD-DVD add-on for that, and will buy the Blu-Ray add-on as soon as it is released. The drives in my consoles get enough use as it is. Multi-use units sound great, but have inherent problems. Anyone ever get one of those combo tv/vcr units? What happened when the vcr went up? And TV/DVD combos? As soon as one component dies, the whole unit is no good. You cannot have them repaired (at a reasonable cost), so you have to replace BOTH! Sounds good in the short run, problems in the long run. PS3 owners who watch a lot of movies will see what I mean soon.
no matter how they spin it.
*those hd-dvd add ons will be lost revenue when they get crushed and poured into a land fill.i believe microsoft's name is on the side of the machines.not toshibas.
*those who got burned by this loss,burned by RROD,burned by high prices will second guess their decisions on 360 in the future.and if it's worth continued support.
*those who are thinking of buying 360 may change their minds.
microsoft was wrong about 1080p when all new tvs were adding it,wrong about hdmi when all tv manufactures were adding it,wrong about 20gigs(11-13gig actually) being enough for gamers to download content,wrong about not making the hd dd standard in all systems,wrong about hd-dvd being the better choice,wrong about spending money on cheaper parts that lead to RROD.
how many wrongs can they stack up until consumers are fed up?
if they think this will not have any impact,they are dillusional.
sony sells millions of psps when all other portables have failed against nintendo.makes profit.not only on the system,but the games,the movies,the memory sticks,etc.
sony sells millions of ps1s.now sells downloads of those games on the ps store.makes profit.
sony sells millions of ps2s.and still selling them and beating 360.makes profit.
sony sells over 10 million ps3s during the supposed perfect storm and negative press.and turns a profit in one year when it normally takes a couple to get back in black.makes profit.
is a backer and co creator of the cell processor.when it's sold,sony again,makes profit.
sells bluray movies.can you guess what's next?yes.that's right,they make profit.
one final fantasy release,and it's outselling 360 permanently.schools over.........
I remember the Patriot's coach running across the field to congratulate and hug the Giants coach...true sportsmanship. They left the field with dignity.
Then he left the field before the game was officially over. Real classy.
another delusional bot.
You expect Microsoft to bow down to sony and gush about how great they are and it isn't going to happen.
Also you are probably the first person I've ever heard refer to cheatin' Bill as classy or having true sportsmanship. Talk about delusional.
MASSIVE. Sore losers.
This wont affect the performance of the 360 I dont think - the 360 install and fanbase is solid to just carry on regardless.
Blu ray addon for 360 thats quite funny though..it shows how Toshiba, Sony, Microsoft and others are in each others pockets - its all about moving money around :)
I still want the hddvd drive for the 360. I have a collection of consoles and their obscure addons. This will be just another to add to the list. I wouldnt mind trying it out on my pc and ripping hd movies to make HQ divx files.
If the 360 did get a Blu-ray player would it be able to play 7.1 surround sound seeing that it only has HDMI 1.2?
It will get 7.1 if its still 1.2. Just not the lossless aduio formats.
MS is not going to announce that the PS3+BR turned out to be a great value proposition. I think the BR vs HD-DVD war cost them this gen. But many of us said it from the beginning. They needed the year head start. If they included a HD-DVD and still had a year head start, then BR would be in trouble now. As it turned out, their decision killed HD-DVD, and cost them this gen.
Thats M$'s comment on it.
Thats MS's comment. and dangit openzone defualt ><
but you don't have to believe it.
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