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Microsoft: HD-DVD might be "next Betamax," switch to Blu-ray still possible

Speaking with Ars Technica, Microsoft Director of Platform Strategy Scott Henson explained that the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive would likely never be internalized into a future version of the console because "[we] don't want to charge customers $200 extra for something that may be the next Betamax." While Henson's frank remark is definitely a PR no-no (though it could easily be interpreted as a shot at Sony), it simply echoes the current state of uncertainty: No one knows which format, HD-DVD or Blu-ray, will prevail. Microsoft has clearly aligned itself and the Xbox 360 with HD-DVD, but it's left open the possibility of a Blu-ray switcheroo -- Peter Moore openly acknowledged as much during CES last year.

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bighed033910d ago

hd-dvd, blu-ray... just make good games.

Shadow Flare3910d ago

Would sony even let MS use the blu-ray for the 360?

zonetrooper53910d ago

Sony would let MS use the Blu-Ray for the 360 as they still get money from it.

r10003910d ago

Whatever
hd-dvd, blu-ray... just make good games.

EXACTLY.... The stupid teenagers on this site treat these consoles like a religon... as there can only be one....

ALL I care about is games....

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