Microsoft Downplays Blu 360 Talk

A Sony exec has reportedly said the electronics giant is in discussions with Microsoft about Blu-ray for Xbox 360, but a Microsoft rep tells Next-Gen that there are "no plans" to bring the technology to its console.
ImageWith Microsoft-supported HD-DVD now in format heaven, speculation that Blu-ray will head to Xbox 360 is now as open as ever.

There are no plans to introduce Blu-ray," said the spokesperson.

"In response to Stan Glasgow's statement that Blu-ray is a possibility for Xbox 360, we have made no such announcement," the rep added in an e-mail. "Games are what are driving consumers to purchase game consoles and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available."

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Dlacy13g3967d ago

They are not talking to them about the 360....but are talking to them about their next console.

LSDARBY3967d ago

That makes more sense tbf, I cant see MS making a Blu-ray 360 now. Maybe an add-on but a new 360 just wouldnt be worth it. It couldnt be used for games so whats the point.

Microsoft cant use DVD for the next Xbox and the only other sensible option is blu-ray

marinelife93967d ago

"Games are what are driving consumers to purchase game consoles" - Microsoft Rep

The reason that the PS3 is going to outsell the 360 even with a year's head start is because it does more things that are important to people and it does them better.

PS3 is selling to people who want a game console and it's selling to people who want a blu-ray movie player/media center.

decapitator3967d ago (Edited 3967d ago )

Oh,I did not even see your comment. You could be write man. But if they are talking to them, doesn't that technically mean, they are saying, they messed up for not including it in the 360 from the Get go ?

decapitator3967d ago

Well that didn't take very long now did it. But then again, these companies debunk rumors only to renounce them at a later time though. For now, I take their word for it.

toughNAME3967d ago

they may not lie outright...

but they'll decieve, mislead, swindle, trick, and misinform every chance they get.

Room 641-A 8 5neDDaM3967d ago (Edited 3967d ago )

who are you?

In all seriousness, I believe that MSFT is talking to Sony about it, but would certainly not telegraph this huge news to current and near future 360 owners -- so I agree with you.

meepmoopmeep3967d ago

ok, am i in the right dimension? toughNAME kicking dirt on MS? lol, i'll take it as sarcasm or a joke.

toughNAME3967d ago

ALL large corporations do whatever they can do get your $$$

And the one direct statement I made, to what company can the opposite be said to?

Whoever earns 'dirt' will recieve dirt, no matter what console I own

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Mc1873967d ago

it is often MS way to just deny deny deny deny, oh and by the way we have a huge anouncement.

I Love Xbox 3603967d ago

M$ HQ Reads Screen About Xbox 3fixme going Blu.

M$ HQ - Oh $hit that quick ... who do we have to lie about it ?

M$ Secretary - All Our Spokespeople Left Due To Their Free Xbox's Getting RROD.

M$ HQ - Its Ok Ill Send my own son to do it he's pretty good at lying and being in denial and junk.

There are no plans to introduce Blu-ray," said the spokesperson. "Or At least thats what my daddy says."


tidus0073967d ago

It is finished for X360

Poor MS

MGS4 50 gig revealtion and BLU RAY triumph really killed x360

Hatchetforce3967d ago

I tried to tell people in that other thread...

JasonPC360PS3Wii3967d ago

Havn't you guys said that same thing for over a year now? And yet the 360 install base is getting larger and larger. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm?

What? <(( my ears are open (waiting for RROD comment)

leon763967d ago

...hey jason360, it past 7 hours that you wrote that stupid (as allways) comment, and no one replied....poor guy, are you still waiting....nobody cares about you, but I felt soory for you, and reply....RROD!!!!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3967d ago

WTF are you talking about?

Nevermind my comments tend to piss droids off so much, they start speaking in tounges.

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