According to PSLegion:"At last, Toshiba pulled off the plug and ended the HD format war, but could have Microsoft done something to prevent this ending from happening?
This news will come as a bitter blow to early adopters who shelled out hundreds of dollars for the new beta format. And while Sony and its Blu-ray followers are likely to be pooping the champagne corks, it could have been a completely different story had Microsoft thought more carefully about its console plans.
Sony has outsmarted Toshiba by including a Blu-ray player in the PS3, this has lead to the ultimate demise of the HD DVD.
But had Microsoft chosen HD DVD at the start of the Xbox 360's construction, the battle for Blu-ray and HD DVD could well have had a completely different ending. ..."