Xbox 360, the new gaming console will include HD-DVD drives....

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Allan, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    It didn’t take long for the first effects of the partnership between
    Microsoft and Toshiba announced yesterday to appear.

    to the statements made by Bill Gates in Japan, Xbox 360, the new
    gaming console will include HD-DVD drives.

    Considering that such a decision would postpone the launching date,
    Microsoft will equip the initial models with classic DVD drives, and
    only after the new HD-DVD are ready, the Xbox will incorporate them.

    Xbox 360 going into the HD-DVD side is an important advantage for
    Toshiba and in the same time a response to Sony’s announcement that
    the new Play Station 3 will incorporate the Blu-Ray standard.

    Up until now, the Play Station sales exceed Xbox’s, but the fact that
    Microsoft will be launched before PlayStation 3 makes some analysts
    say this situation will change.

    Gates also said that the Microsoft-Toshiba alliance is not a
    unilateral partnership and that many of the equipments manufactured by
    the Japanese company, such as the Tablet PCs will be based on
    Longhorn, Microsoft’s future operating system.

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    Allan, Jul 29, 2005
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