Xbox 360 to get new HD DVD drive

Microsoft will launch an updated HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 in 2008, it said at its 25th hardware anniversary in London today.

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Arkham3925d ago

Well, this should be interesting...

bung tickler3925d ago (Edited 3925d ago )

i doubt it. it's probably the same drive just in the color black to match the elite. it's "new" the same way the "new" pink and blue controllers are "new."

SonySoldiers3924d ago (Edited 3924d ago )

yeah we doubt it.. hope they won't put a triple-layer capable drive in it.

Blu-Rays win!!!

cdzie13925d ago

Internal HD DVD drive SKU?
A lower-priced unit?
Plug and play with Vista PCs & Xbox?

Foliage3925d ago

They will probably paint it black and charge more money for it without any major changes. At least that is what history would suggest.

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blackmagic3924d ago

It'll likely be a less costly unit from a chinese manufacturer instead of the Toshiba unit.

iceice1233925d ago (Edited 3925d ago )

I'm sure you're very falmiliar with such a tactic. It's what Sony is doing with DS3. Release the console with no shock, say it is a last gen feature. Then a over a year later release it and have people buy a new controller that is basically needed for depth. PROFIT $$$ Sony, now as bad as Microsoft.

I would like those who are disagreeing with me to explain themselves.

jedicurt3925d ago

Quite frankly... i don't miss rumble

playing RFOM, and Warhawk... and don't even notice it is missing

FungLip3925d ago

Dude you don't know what you were saying. Sony didn't put shock in their controller cuz they couldn't with the law suit going on. They could've say the truth but instead they made up some lame excuses like it's last gen or not work w/ motion sensing.

But then again no one point a gun at your head forcing you to buy this hddvd drive or a dualshock3.

THX71683925d ago

I disagreed with you because you're a d1ckhole.


Rabidsmiley6653924d ago

I disagree with you because you didn't really state any facts in your argument. You just made blatant fanboy flamebait and didn't stick to the issue

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power of Green 3925d ago

Yah its safe to say it won't be downgraded or have less capabilities thats for sure.

fjtorres3925d ago

They are currently using a slightly modified PC drive with an external power brick.
First gen HD-DVD hardware.
Toshiba and the drive makers are up to 3rd-gen drives; lower physical profile and lower power consumption.
I'd expect the new one not to need the power brick and be thinner.
And sell for less.

Makroyale3925d ago (Edited 3925d ago )

They haven't even sold 200,000... Compare that with almost 5 million PS3s with Bluray built-in sold.

Nth RooCH3925d ago

Good point Torres. Bubble+

MakRoyale, you're comparing a non essential add on with a permanent fixture of a console. Get over yourself fanboy.

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