Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
We've already heard reliable news that MS is actually working on a Blu-ray add-on for the 360. A good way to compete against the PS3. And likely Toshiba will release a combo player by Christmas if not early 09. HD DVD is history. The money is where the blu is.
The 360 doesn't need a Blu-ray drive to compete against the PS3. It already has a larger install base and with shortages last month still was barely eeked out in sales by the super marketed PS3 in NA.
Software sells "game" consoles and the PS3 is still very weak in that department. Just go visit any retailer and look at the one cabinet of PS3 games vesus what you see for the 360.
Also rumor has it that the Blu-ray drive isn't up to speed for gaming. Case in point intalls to HD's on games such as Lost Planet and DMC4. Pretty sweet stuff for 20gb owners who lose 10gb of space to play games marginally faster on load times versus the 360.