Greenberg hammers Blu-ray at TGS: "We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience"

An exasperated Aaron Greenberg has flatly denied there are any plans to add Blu-ray to the Xbox platform. Seriously: it's not happening.

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Silogon3542d ago

They have no reason to. They're beating Sony without a Blu-ray drive.

fufotrufo3542d ago

It would be nice if they added blue ray .. i love watching HD movies as much as i like playing games in HD
i hate how they say that people don't want blue ray ..what do they know? I do! and i bet a lot of people too..and having the option just wouldn't hurt the xbox you know better having more :S

krakdol3542d ago

Too bad it would be the only thing which could save the 360 right now for one year or two.

MS simply doesn't have the games to compete anymore. You can't fight LBP and MGS4 with Too Human.

Lanoire3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

But it appears that certain fanboys want blu ray so much, that they will do anything to make these rumors appear.

I mean, if you want it so much, go buy a PS3!
Because 360 will never get it.

Oh and have you heard about Walt Disneys most recent statement?
He expects Blu Ray to take over DVD in North America in less than 2 years.

"but, but, but...I thought blu ray sales are dismissal?" OWNED much?

LoydX-mas3542d ago

Just because some CEO "predicts" Blu-ray will take over DVD in less than 2 years, doesn't mean it is going to happen.

Remember, Iron Man is the best selling Blu-ray so far with 500,000 in one week. However, it also sold 7.2 million on DVD the same week. That is only 14%. It is better, but that was one title released to the demographic that owns the most Blu-ray players(PS3 owners that are guys 16-30).

When Blu-ray disc sales are consistantly above 10% every week and growing, then we will see.

Besides, if someone wants a Blu-ray player, why would they buy a PS3 at $399 when you can buy a new BD-350 for $279(on Amazon)?

prunchess3542d ago

You can bet that Greenberg will resign and quietly slink off when that Blu Ray 360 add-on arrives!

PimpHandStrong3542d ago


price cut helps yea?

TheTwelve3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

You mean, they got their broke console out first with a bunch of hardware problems. They're not beating the PS3 outside of a timeline.


meepmoopmeep3542d ago

ok, we'll see about that once the 720 is announced.

i'm sure MS would love to alienate all HD movie owners for another generation.

Stubacca3542d ago

Why on earth would they NOT want to include a Blu-Ray drive? The 360 may have sold well to date, but it will dry-up after this christmas when the parents who bought 360s for their kids stop snapping up the latest price cut.

The message is clear: If you are serious about HD gaming and movies then avoid the 360. Lack of a Blu Ray drive make phenomenons like MGS4 impossible for the 360.

I feel Microsoft are really letting their dedicated fans down with this announcement. I'd never buy a console without a Blu-Ray drive again!

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juuken3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Space says otherwise Siligon. As games get bigger and bigger...I wonder how compression would play a role in a game on the 360?

And Loyd, why would someone buy just a bluray player when they can get an entertainment system all in one?

man0fsteel3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

Walt Disney speaks from the grave to support Blu - ray!!!

-joking around

JasonPC360PS3Wii3541d ago

Nasim, how can Walt Disneys expect anything, he's dead and frozen like a slushi.

26 disagrees for Silogon even though what he said is 100% fact. Wait I should change that to 26 denials. You guys know that the 360 is millions ahead of the PS3 and climbing, infact it's outselling the PS3 all over the world. Over all when you combine services, console sales, game sales, game quality, and accessories... the 360 is market leader <--- yup yup

MS has other plans for disc storage in future consoles, they don't need to ad a 5yr dying format when there is a grab bag of formats to choose from.

Light Yagami3541d ago

Silogon is correct. THe average consumer doesn't want an overpriced movie player.

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Citizen Cook3542d ago

Not rent it...

And if you made an add-on, how would you be forcing it on consumers like Sony does?

What happened to consumer choice?

I chose Blu-Ray after HD-DVD died, and now i have to buy stand alone players... (Sad face)

Stubacca3542d ago

I really feel they should have launched a Blu-Ray drive for the 360. It would mean everyone could enjoy HD movies and games. It's such a shame because I will NEVER pay money for a HD download. Ever. I like physical stuff.

Microsoft is clearly missing out on an opportunity to make more money and bring the 360 closer to the PS3's abilities!

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3542d ago

Its pretty obvious he hates the idea of relying on a sony product to help the 360. AND WHAT THE HECK DOES HE MEAN NO ONE WANTS BLU-RAY. As i recall iron man sold 500,000 in the first week on blu-ray. Greenberg just needs to stop acting like a kid.

Mike Bowden3542d ago

He certainly dishes it out! But can he take it?

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