A store employee is claiming that a Microsoft representative told him that the Xbox 360's add-on HD-DVD drive will be more expensive than what has been previously
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this is waaaaaay not true
funny that anyone would believe this.
M$ already said the HD-DVD add on would be the cheapest player on the market(OFFICIAL STATEMENT)
But Still ....funny Article
didn't you know that microsoft are the biggest liers and that they have a relationship with lucifer :P hahaha this is too funny i remeber peter moore saying with his STUPID tatoo that gta4 is xbox exclusive. and just minutes later the press was saying this not true hahahaha i love how desperate they are i really do it entertains moí
who posted this? , was it a sony droid cos u dudes r desparete for bad news on the 360 lol lol lol lol....
this post is a joke lol lol lol lol lol
only sony droids would believe it lol lol lol lol
Peter moore said GTA would launch on 360 same day as PS3. He said there would be exclusive downloadable content for the 360. You know stuff like new maps only for the 360 new weapons. Clean your ears or listen to the whole speech before making comments.
haha both sides lie, but let's take a bit of common sense here. The source of this article was from a guy who said a Microsoft employee was in the store saying it would cost this much. 1 could have been a Sony guy saying this or some bum of the street. Second we know Microsoft said they don’t need a lot of parts for the HD DVD player it will use xbox 360 as the hardware part, with that the current HD-DVD out on the market is around $500 dollars, so $900 seems a bit like someone was making this up. Please use some Common Sense, and actually think …
Hahaha ofcourse, when the standalone HD-DVD player costs 500 euro/dollar with all the hardwaredecoding on board. The HD-DVD add on from MS does all the hardwarecoding on hardware of the 360.
For real, it's not the 1st of April. No time for jokes like this man
oh wait, the news is a rumour made by one of the 'news agents' of a PS3 Freaking Fony Fanboy site.
Well what could we expect else? Connected to Sony they do the same as Ken: lies, lies, lies
Or worse, if the player cost $1000 I still have the CHOICE whether I want to buy it or not. I choose not to. With a PS3 I don't have the choice and have to pay more money for hardware I don't want or need.
If this is true, Then what a shift in mentality it will bring for consumers!! Nintendo is smiling. But who really cares about HD-DVD anyway??
This is nothing more than a Fony ps3 fan trying to make up bad news about the XBOX 360!! Since when do you think a add-on HD DVD player would be $500 when the stand alone HD DVD players are $500?!! You ps3 fans are really desperate!!! You can`t find any bad news on the 360 so you have to make some up that isn`t even plausable!!
once again microsoft is lying to us saying that the hddvd will be the cheapest while it's in fact very expensive. microsoft when will the lies stop???
Hahahaaaaa you're funny. This is a statement of just a sh!tbag with Sony lies like yourself that made up this article when he spoke to a salesperson in a shop (and I know one thing: sales persons in hardware shops selling TV's, computers and so on know sh!t themselve about that stuff. The customer nowadays knows more about it then the sales person himself!) and that rumour he posted, it's just full of crap.
I guess the sales person was talking about stand alone drives, yeah they are 500 dollars indeed. Man he probably doesn't remember who is wife is every day. Well damn am I f*cking my wife or my neighbours wife? Or the mother of my neighbours wife? That's about the level of IQ the sales person AND the PS3 reviewer is on
Haha, Dude u know what? Ive been reading your post and replys with Mart, and at first it seemed that Mart just had a problem with you, but now its becoming more and more clear (and im a Sony supporter), Dude your an Idiot. It seems like you are soooo misinformed and off base with most of your post that its really annoying. MS is not known for lies dude, they
have come clean and delivered on most if not every promise (if you read the article.. Sonys Blu-Ray player is over a thousand dollars, MS's player is less, please do research before you flap your freakin yappers.)
Stfu. Microsoft lieing? Sorry, but me being a fanboy for no1 would have to say that Sony have done more lieing than a nigerian ebayer. i cant remember Peter moore saying gta4 is 360 exclusive. I remember him saying the 360 will have exclusive downloadable content. Stop being such a pathetic lil geek sitting in his dark bedroom making untrue and stupid comments about a CONSOLE! and its accessories. i bet your exctly like the person in the link below
Oh, that was funny. Someone submitted a news article about something he heard from a "store employee" who said he heard it from a "MS rep"...
...ow! It hurts to laugh!
And on top of that the news is completely pointless. The 360 doesn't use the hd-dvd for games, it never will. Why are Sony people so desperate to compare the two systems as though the 360 needed the hd-dvd drive?
Oh, yeah...because of the ps3's amazingly high price. Hee hee hee!
especially coming from a ps3 site.
at least ps3 sites are not full of fanBOYS and they don't talk bs and lie after lie like the xbox sites do. when will the lies stop we must ask ourselves
We should feel sorry for haha. he doesnt know his true father. Its changes every friday. And he wonders why his mum can only afford bread on a friday.
Oh no 'haha' you aren't a fanboy. You're right. you're a [email protected]
Man back off you are the worst kind of Barbie Ken fan there is.
This is no news this is just stupid propaganda
come on keep the news intresting not lame
wow, this rumor sounds like really bad news. ok, suppose it cost only $200. you're still getting less value hardware wise, than a PS3 if you add it all together which totals $600. on the bright side, at least you have a choice.
yah it's a great buy for the 5% of consumers who even know what blu-ray is. They don't even have to want it, how many people you know actually know what it is.
First: the price of the HD-DVD is not a fixed one yet. It could be that MS will drop the price just to have even a better deal.
I guess anything between 150 dollars/euro's and 200 is real, but I expect 179 euro/dollar to be announced.
Furthermore, the costs aren't the most important thing. Choice is great also, but best is that HD-DVD has better quality. Multiple tests have shown that BR got a less quality output then the HD-DVD has.
I'm sick of this site, every f*ckin time i come on here, it's always the same fanboy wars. Sure, i don't mind them now and then, i even share my thoughts during some of them, but now it's just ridiculous. Some people argue about politics, war, or what's the right way to behave in society. But you all just argue about consoles. IT'S SO F*CKIN SAD!! None of you enjoy games, you just like to support these mega corporations that don't give a sh*t about any of you. There will be articles on new screenshots for games and interesting interviews yet when a blu-ray vs hd-dvd article or is 'Sony losing the battle' article comes out, there are like 150 comments. What a waste of my time trying to fool myself that there are some decent educated people on here and who only just have a passion for games. Yeah, maybe i'm in a dreamworld or something but i've had it with this crap site and the unimaginably pathetic people that lounge here. I don't want to be missed, i just want to be remembered as someone who just had a love for games, and had no care for stupid fanboy arguments that will never be resolved. Out for good..
That makes 3 real gamers on this site and 147 fanboys.
Aren't gamers just fanboys without a brand? :D
ah well NJ, there he is again, this time without 25 nicknames I hope. So talking about fanboys man? haha
YOu shouldn't be talkin. YOu haPPEn to be the number 1 worst fanboy in my list. Next to that is real deal.
wtf does a SALES REP know about a price for the hd-dvd drive that hasn't even come out yet. i bet u microsoft hasn't even set a damn price for it yet. the sales rep is just guessing and doesn't know anything. and the person who posted this probably was high. thats what i thought as i was reading this bs article!
a sony representetive told me the price of the PS3 will drop on December 1. to 399$. nobody should pay for a mistake of sony to use blu ray cool he.
Please dont start this, please.
I heard from another sales rep that it it will be 1500$ for the drive, MS really wants sony to win..DUH!
@14, why not then just read the news, instead of wasting your time reading and responding to posts?
because sometimes post are quite entertaining and they're a fun read after reading a depressing article vividly describing the rise of the Wii and the fall of the PS3.
Hey! I gotta get the wii name out there! No news for the Wii latley. :( Sucks to be a fanboy for a console no longer in the media spotlight. DAMN SONY! DAMN SONY! :( It's their fault that people hate them and write these blogs/articles just to infuriate other fanboys. And Wii is left in the dust. :'( Well on lunch day lotta articles will be posted. But that’s just months away :(
Why don’t people write anti-wii blogs :( instead they waste their time on a PS3/X360 :’(
20GB PS3= $499
20GB 360+HDDVD= at least $600
so stop crying
So even IF PS3 is just a little bit better than 360, and Blueray is just a little bit better than HDDVD, PS3 is still a steal cause its much cheaper
P.S. HD-DVD is only for movies
which means 360 won't have TRUE next-gen
games cause Higher Res + Larger and more complex environments = More Storage space.
and dvd just won't cut it
"and Blueray is just a little bit better than HDDVD"
No proof of that yet. Neither PS3 nor a decent BluRay player is out at the moment.
A decent and a cheap HDdvd is out at and it's kicking BluRay’s ass. So, no at the moment... bluray is crap.
"P.S. HD-DVD is only for movies
which means 360 won't have TRUE next-gen"
Neither will be PS3 seen through the set of eyes in front of a SD television. :D It may have nice fluid game play but it won't look so... magnificent.
Not even too mention: size doesn't matter
A larger capacity on the drive doesn't make the next gen in gaming. But well keep thinking that. Sony will sell you the same game and data what would fit on a DL-DVD for 50 to 60 dollars/euro's but then on a BR disc which will set you back 79, 89 or up to 100 dollars/euros
some test showed that HD-DVD was better then BRAY at this moment, it could change but dont get your hopes up. a normal DVD would still do allot for films.
even though we all know that this rumor is a lie, it's still not bineficial to sony gaining anything behind it, cause unlike sony wich has their blue ray installed internally wich forces you to pay $600 bucks, with microsofts hd dvd play is an addon that even if it was a thousand dollars wouldnt have to be purchased because all the average consumer wants to do is play video games and maybe even watch a movie ever now and agian. it's a video game console and microsoft understands that unlike sony who wants to be a computer system :/ ok so all in a nutshell blue ray not excepted because of it's pice tag/ and hd dvd excepted because of it's price tag but not necessary if it's expinsive or cheap be cause xbox360 owners can still watch movies on it and at a cheaper dvd cost then both hd dvd and blue ray.
Your missing the point, the vast majority of people DON'T want and DON'T even know about what the heck blu-ray is. Their not gonna care about it for years. DVD's finally set in at 50-100 dollar players and nobody wants to start paying over 20 bucks a HD-dvd or Blu-ray. And a player for over 500 bucks.
Think about how far Sony went to screw the general consumer. They finally think they can actually get a format to succeed after dozens of portable camcorder formats all the way to stuff like betamax and umd. Their desperation is pathetic and DOESN'T benifit the consumer at all.
Blu-ray is for them not you
HD-DVD if more expensive doesn't mean a thing because no one gives a crap about next gen formats. They won't for the next 2 years. The vast majority even with HDTV's don't know about blu-ray cause it doesn't matter. This is gonna be the slowest transition in media formats ever. Most likely stalemate.
Why are you freaks in here flaming. Ms said the 360 primium and the hd dvd drive togeter would be $500.00. They have allready confirmed they would not lets sony beat them at price point. Stop faming this the title even says its a rumor.Its just PS3 fan boy flame fuel.
I call Bulls***...
MS Rules! I'm still getting PS3 and Wii though. ^_^
You know this wont be true, a standalone here is $500 USD as it is and Microsoft would be total idiots to not only tell us that it will be the cheapest but release such a ridiculous price when competing with the Playstation 3 and the blu-ray. I can seriously say this rumor wont be true.
...they just cant stand the fact that theyll b paying 600$ for a system that is less powerful than its 200$cheaper rival, lol! LMFAO!!!
that MOST of you are [email protected]
Its a blog. IE an oppinion.
This is totally Bogus it will come in at around $150 or $200. I like that I will have a choice to buy or not. Most people wont care about hd-dvd or blue ray as they are content with DVD's and to buy a HD movie it costs $30. HD-DVD will win the format war because of the price and a year or so from now the movies will be $15 and a player at $100 then you will see the mass market appeal. Blu-Ray will go away just like betamax, Mini-discs and UMD it is not better than HD-DVD and anyone would be stupid to pay the considerable price difference for the player
The moment the "article" page loaded reading "PS3 news" I burst into uncontrollable fits of laughter.
Seriously, i'm not even readingthe comments section this time. I'll just assume that not even the stupidest Sony fanboy would believe this and go about my day.
dumb article, look at the main page on this site, it says they will be selling it for 200 dollars US. there you go
but it's hilarious how worked up everyone's getting over something a STORE EMPLOYEE said. HD-dvd drive will likely be $149-199 (due to the parts and new tech involved). Add that to the Basic SKU and you come up with the cheapest HD-DVD player on the market. I wouldn't be surprised if MS released a 3rd SKU that has the drive built in for $499 or higher.
sorry man, but i can even see the crap in this story. $500 for the hd-dvd add-on? Thats too steep for the add-on
Im guessing like $150 and a free ticket to a star trek convention for the xbox gamers
A hint of bs is whisking through the air and this time its not TheMART
Wow there are 4 Cool (Not) PS3 bltches out there licking their chops while they dream of a way to put the XBOX down. Keep dreaming towel boys and save your monthly salary for the whoo hooo PS3.
if i wanna play a good game, then i'll play on my ps2
If i wanna play a game online, i'll play halo 2 on xbox
There is no reason for me to get the 360
Not mentioning the fact that none of the games appeal to me
And for the online experience? I'll play on xbox, no reason for me to pay $400 for a 360 when i can play online just as well on xbox
And then i'll get ps3. Which will do everything the 360 does and much more
And for me, there are so many great games on ps3 coming out
Its ps3 all the way
what kind of moronic excuus is that?
even if i could buy 100000 PS3 why should i i know for sure only 3 games will intrest me, so why even bother give 600 away for something i wont be happy with?
i dont know who you was talking to there, but i respect what you just said and i cant disagree with it. Because that's EXACTLY how i feel about the 360.
Im not gonna spend $400 on somethlng im not sure will make me happy, especially when none of the games appeal to me
ps3 is 600 and ppl are doing suicide over the price you really think MS is that stupid?
and lets not start about lies, SONY is the biggest whore when it comes to lies.
im glad im getting a Wii atleast ill be KIDDY WITH A FREAKING SMILE ON MY FACE!
the ps1 was sony's first attempt into the console market and went head to head with the 2 titans, sega and nintendo
Sony wiped the board clean and won that console war
Then it went head to head with 3 titans (nintendo, sega and microsoft) with the ps2
The ps2 pulverised them all. And dont ps2s outsell xboxs 5:1? Sony won that console war easily
So forgive me for being proud of being a playstation gamer
...and yes. I do think sony is smarter than microsoft
They understood them from the start and know that there's no point in 'being hip and trendy' and making everything reek of 'coolness' because that's just not how gamers work. In fact, gamers tend to laugh at such cheap marketing tricks.
They deliver diverse and compelling games and aren't afraid to invest in companies who didn't have perfect sales records (case in point the teams that made God of War and Shadow of Colossus). They know that games are not just formulaic marketing tagalongs; games are art and take a lot of dedication and craftsmanship to pull off properly.
Why else would so many companies align themselves with Sony in the first place. They don't join Sony because it has the most popular gaming platform. It's the most popular gaming platform because those companies believe in Sony's vision and appreciate the support and respect they recieve (on top of the money of course =P)
DJ, are you serious?
Sony doesn't care about or understand gamers. They never did.
PS1 did well because of the game selection. It was an inferior product to the n64. And I think it also went up against dreamcast. Though DC came out years after and about a year before PS2 was available.
Sony had the game selection because it was a company that didn't care. While Nintendo wanted great products it was a dictator in the developers circle. Sony pretty much had no rules. Devs went to Sony because it was freer to develop for even shoddy products got paid for.
That's why PS1 was successful. It had a lot of support because Sony didn't care what went on the system as long as something was made. Same with PS2. A lot of sh!t titles. Most are multiplatform series. Only a few worthy games are available.
Dreamcast failed because it had no support. It went out there. Had a 2 year run, cause of ps2, and all you have left of the DC is that it was capable of running the exact, if not better, graphics than the ps2. Only one game showed that though… because rest died or were moved to the ps2.
So to counter your point… Sony doesn’t care about gamers. They care about money. They’ve added features to the ps3 that most gamers will never use and that’s to justify the high price. Addons would’ve been fantastic. Get what you need and pay for it.
Even though PS2 had a quite extensive list of games it was because anything went. There are a lot of below average, even unplayable titles on the ps2. If Sony cared a tiny bit, these titles would’ve never surfaced, but no, the titles are out available some are getting that Sonys seal of approval 19.99 best title thing and some of those games are just atrocious. You might see a decent game on the best title list, but rest is just… awful.
I’m not bashing Sony. I’m just saying they took the monetary approach. They just want to come out on top with a pool of money. They don’t care for gamers. They never did. They just want your money. I respect that. Money’s there to be taken and I’m glad it’s Sony robbing gamers and not Nintendo or Microsoft. PSP failed… so I have sympathy for Sony.
sony never gave about gamers, they are indeed after money, look what nintendo try's to do and no-one cares about it. i have allot of respect for them not allowing trash on the nintendo.
and atleast nintendo knows what REPLAY is al about. all those games on the PS2 you play once till the end and you will never pick it up again.
hahahahahhahahahaha I was mad abotu ps3 being $600 but $900 for HD package hahahahaha the blue ray will be better eny way IF THIS IS TRUE FORGET MS
you are so moronic.
i mean MS already saying get a xbox360 + a Wii for the price of a PS3, then why would they make the HD player more expensive?
it would be a real stupid move!
Say's about anything that they say there more liers then any Software company out there trying to be nice by puting free games in a new accessorie that there going to release like wow all thier doing is just trying to cover thier tracks and not get caught lieing unlike you Xbox 360 fans make up all these lie's saying that Phil Harrison said that thier will be about hundreds of Blu Ray DVD's have you guy's ever heard
that maybe he ment to say like thier's 9
Blu Ray Movie's but you idiots say Sony lie's when they just make mistakes just like any other company out there and even Microphony to I'mean come on its like you guy's alway's say the word "LIE!" when not all of it isn't and some of you guy's know it!
and you guy's think the HD DVD add on for the Xbox 360 is going to be cheap please I doubt it see they just lied again to you guy's first they said its cheap and suddenly its going to cost $900 more then PS3!.
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