Gates delivering 360 Ultimate-um at CES? - Microsoft responds

Both the Times and's hypotheses make sense -- except for one small thing. In a rare abstention from its tried-and-true rumor response mantra "Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation," the software giant is denying it has any plans for an Xbox 360 with an internal HD-DVD player.

"We have reiterated multiple times since launching the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player that we have no plans to integrate an HD-DVD player in to the Xbox 360," a spokesman told GameSpot. "We feel that offering the drive externally is the best way to give consumers the ultimate choice to create their own high-definition experiences."

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
HarryEtTubMan4567d ago (Edited 4567d ago )

Too bad so sad The Dude. PS3 is gonna win. The PS3's value was more than doubled today. It really is gonna win. And I get Blu Ray and the best games in 2008 and 2009 and B3YOND. You should have known. Sony pwns the consoles buisness. So what u think they're only gonna sale 70 million??? LMAOOOOOO NO. PS3 is a Playstation with the winning format built in. Might as well just get over it buddy.* sniff sniff*

I hope the do this dumb sh!t. I wanna see them lose worse than they already are.

marinelife94567d ago

That's because the 360 Ultimate is going to have a built in Blu-Ray player!

JasonPC360PS3Wii4567d ago

Not even TANOD/Shmee/Nasim is as dumb as HarryEtTubMan.

TheXgamerLive4567d ago (Edited 4567d ago )

Your always the first troll to respond to anything that you can try and bash MS on.

Your such a sorry excuse of a little girl.

I now remember why I have it blocked, I'm sorry I checked it's pathetic post.

godofthunder104567d ago

you don't know what the hell you are talking about.first the ps3 isn't doubled in price like you claimed,if any thing the price droped and the people like you who paid $600 for 1 + taxes just paid $100 or more to much and people will be able to buy the same thing as you did for $100 or cheaper.
what you don't understand is that microsoft is a smart company,that's why they never put an hd dvd drive in the 360 and they never will,they gave people a choice,unlike sony,they forced br on the customers and that's why they won the format war(it was a good plane).the reason that microsoft didn't put hd dvd in the 360 was because they didn't know if it would win and they also said that if br win then they will just go with br and if they put it in the 360 they will sell it around $400 and it will still be cheaper then the ps3,so just because br won doesn't mean that the ps3 will win,hell the ps3 always had a br player in it and the 360 didn't have any and it's still beating the ps3.the truth is that they both will be around as long as people want to play games and they will probaly run neck and neck
like i said microsoft already said that if br win they would go with br when the war first started and it will be know problem and as far as sony charging more for microsoft to use the br drive is ridcilious because first,sony doesn't completly own br because br have a lot of other companies and people that invested in it and will make money just like sony will and second sony will want to make a good deal with microsoft because it would benefit both companies not just microsoft.hell microsoft had to pay to make an hd dvd add on for the 360 and i bet that it will be around the same price,maybe a little higher but not much for the br drive.
like i said befor in other post the ps3 and 360 or both good systems but br is for movies mostly and the majority of people want a stand alone br player instead of a ps3 because the people that uses their ps3 to play movies are shorting the ps3 life.hell the new 360 will probaly have a br drive in it when they come out in 3 years but i still will buy a stand alone player because i will not use my game system to play movies.
the 360 will bearound for another 3 years because microsofy said that the 360 will last 5 to 6 years and that's just the right amount of time a system should last.dvd 9 will be good for another 2 to 3 years then when microsoft come out with their new system it will probaly have a br drive in it and twice as powerful as the ps3 for $400 because the br drive will be a lot cheaper probaly almost the same price as a regular drive.
microsoft knew what they were doing with the 360,they released it a year ahead of the ps3 with a dvd-9 instead of a hd dvd or br drive because they knew that it was to expensive to add hd or a br drive and dvd-9 will be perfect for another 5 years because about %98 percent of the games in that time would fit on dvd-9 and games didn't really need br or hd dvd because they knew that it will cost people to much and they don't even need it now.then by that time they would have a winner they could add the drive that won to the new system for about the same price as a regular drive.
i know that br won and now that there is a winner people could buy br without worring if it will lose,but to say that the 360 is over just because br won the format war is just stupid because the 360 never had an hd dvd or br drive in it,hell now that br won microsoft will just add the br player in it if they decide to add a new drive to it.hell microsoft already said that if they have to add one of the new drives that know mater wich one it is,they will still beat the ps3 price.

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 4567d ago
anonymous4567d ago

it really is stupid to even have thought hd would be put in a new xbox. AND IF I AM WRONG THEN MS IS STUPID. my bet is on the motion controller add on and he might say he plans on spending retirement getting hi and playing gears 2 and some other impressive game.

Brian52474567d ago

Id bet you they were 3 days from announcing it at CES and pulled back.

gamesR4fun4567d ago

ya seemsthat way now its all about saving face which is why they couldn't wait to release the info..

Darkiewonder4567d ago

Microsoft Surface since its debut last year?

ElementX4567d ago

I knew it wasn't an "ultimate" 360. With the WB news, it would be called "ultimate mistake".