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Toshiba denies denying Xbox 360 with built-in HD DVD rumor

Ok, here's a strange one. Remember how yesterday, Toshiba supposedly nixed the rumor of a Tosh-branded Xbox 360 with built-in HD DVD? Well, get this: Engadget was contacted by Nelsom Bostock Communications, Toshiba's PR company (in the UK at least), and asked to take down the post (which they haven't). According to NBC, "The comment that ran initially on stuff.tv in relation to the Xbox 360 was a misquote." The quote that Toshiba's PR company wants us to run says, "Toshiba has no comment to make on this matter. The Xbox 360 is not a Toshiba product."

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Bloodmask3651d ago

that Microsoft is going to release an HD-DVD Sku as an "Entertainment" bundle. HD-DVD will just be for movie viewing though, not for games. It would just be the equivalent of buying a 360 and the add-on.

This will most likely boost HD-DVD sales tremendously if they price it right. What will most likely happen is that when Microsoft issues their next price drop the "Entertainment" 360 will take the "Elites" pricing spot at a little over $400. This will really crank up the heat on Blu-ray, Especially with Toshiba also placing HD-DVD drives in all their laptops next year.

frizshizzle3651d ago

All Toshiba is saying is that they were misquoted.

The original quote should of read:
"Toshiba has no comment to make on this matter. The Xbox 360 is not a Toshiba product."

Instead of:
"It's got nothing to do with us. But we know Microsoft doesn't want to include the HD DVD drive so as not to limit the user's experience."

So unlikely gonna happen.

AllanWakker3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

And Microsoft will have finally built their own PS3 after two years of trying. Except:

* It has a dead movie format drive in it
* It includes a drive that can hold more than the gimped 7gig DVD drive in the 360 but you just can't use it for games even though you are paying for it.
* It has a 30-40 percent failure rate
* It scratches and destroys your game discs
* It is noisy as a jet airliner
* You have to pay 50 dollars every year to play games online
* Even though you are forced to pay to play games online, you are stuck with laggy p2p games since Microsoft can't handle setting up dedicated servers
* Crappy sub-HD 640p graphics for games
* A sucky Dreamcast style controller
* No Final Fantasy, no MGS, no GT, etc...instead you get last gen looking and playing Halo(LOL!)

The Dreamcast 360 is like looking like one of those Asian knockoffs of popular US products like the iPod.

rubarb233651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

wow all that and yet the 360 is still kicking the sh!t out of the ps3. hmmm what does this tell you? let me answer that for you. using your examples.

* people prefer to have a dead movie format drive in it rather than a ps3
* people prefer this drive that holds 7gig DVD drive rather than a ps3
* people prefer it although it has a 30-40 percent failure rate rather than a ps3
* people prefer it although it scratches and destroys your game discs rather than a ps3
* people prefer it although it's noisy as a jet airliner rather than a ps3
* people prefer it although you have to pay 50 dollars every year to play games online rather than getting it free on a ps3
* Even though you are forced to pay to play games online, people prefer to be "stuck with laggy p2p games" since Microsoft can't handle setting up dedicated servers rather than buying a ps3
* people prefer crappy sub-HD 640p graphics for games rather than a ps3
* people prefer the sucky Dreamcast style controller rather than the suxasses
* and people don't care that they don't get No Final Fantasy, nor MGS, or GT, etc...because instead they'll be playing the "last gen looking" Halo. i guess people prefer "last gen looking" games rather than picking up a ps3

what i want to know is how does it feel that most people prefer this "crappy" system according to you, rather than buying a ps3?
lol, a brick'd 360 is more useful than a functional ps3. people will actually wait for their 360 to be repaired like 10 times rather than picking up a ps3.
wow goooooooooooooo sony!

marinelife93651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

I say make the games on the HD-DVD format. Why purposely fight a war at a disadvantage if you have the added space that the HD-DVD provides.

Make a few killer aps that can only be played on HD-DVD that are must have and that people must upgrade in order to play.

They should put a faster HD-DVD drive in as well to cut down on load times.

Package it as the new elite bundle at the same price (Toshiba won't mind taking a hit).

Make sure it has wifi. Wireless N preferably.

And they can use it to start offering xbox live for free by saying it has a free two year gold membership that comes with it.

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MikeGdaGod3651d ago

MS can't even get the regular 360 working properly and they're going to try to add more stuff built-in?

that would be crazy. it'd probably start doing cartwheels or backflips instead of the RRoD.

BigFART3651d ago

If the 360 did backflips while flashing RROD, I would definately by one! Ok, maybe not...

MikeGdaGod3651d ago

but seriously, do really think this is a good idea? they do have alot of hardware problems. i just think they need to make sure everything is fully taken care of before they attempt to add more inside the box.

skagrerrrr3651d ago

this could be an interesting sku for ms if it pushes through

season0073651d ago

It can be funny....seeing how they keep catching up PS3's specification.....Not to flame anything in here, but isn't this catch up work pretty obvious? HDD, HDMI, HD-DVD...and if it does include HD DVD.. i would say there should be an internal Wifi too..just wonder how much this piece of cloned machine gonna cost...

Bonsai12143651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

because then they'd place it above entry level price, and with a format that's being outsold everywhere in the world, it just seems like a bad marketing move.

anyways, 360 fanatic said that "m$ had got all the hardcore gamers" so no one would buy a 360 for "media entertainment" purposes.

and toshiba putting hd-dvd drives in their laptops will be a drop in the bucket, because next year apple, dell, hp, and sony will be putting bd-dvd drives in theirs.

oh yeah, in before, "zomg, new sku! m$ confuzing customers"

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