Microsoft VP Jeff Bell: No HD DVD Xbox in works

PC World
Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft did not unveil an Xbox console with HD DVD capabilities built-in at CES, and has no plans to do so in the future, according to an executive in Microsoft's entertainment business.

"Absolutely not," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing for interactive entertainment at Microsoft, when asked Monday if an HD DVD Xbox was in the works.

"We'll let the market decide how they're most interested in consuming entertainment," he said.

"We're very committed to this concept of choice," he said. We learned from our first generation of Xbox -- if you impose too much content on consumers, it's not a winning strategy."

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Bill Gates3968d ago

At least not since the WB announcement....AHAHhHAHAahH

Hagaf223968d ago

yeah thats a total shocker there, thats like sony putting betamax is the ps1

wallace10003968d ago

Isn't this old news? I don't think it would take off even if they did though, to many people already have xboxs.

InYourMom3968d ago

What the hell are you working on?? You seem to be great these days at listing what you aren't doing or fixing what you have been doing for the last 2 years..

Throw the loyal a few bones and get the gamers excited! Your plans seem to revolve around how can MS make more money vs what are the gamers clamoring for and how can we blow them(and the competition) out of the water. I thought competition is supposed to push companies to innovate and offer competing products. The impression I get from MS is that they are doing just fine sitting right where they are now.
You better have some megaton announcements coming our we will be writing your obituary when the competition pounds you into dead meat.

Evolve or get the hell out of the way!

mighty_douche3967d ago

No sh!t M$, they'd be better off putting a BetaMax player in it.