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XBOX 360 Finally Getting Blu-ray

akme Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
After months of rumors and denials, the XBOX 360 with a Blu-ray disc drive is due to be manufactured soon and shipped in Q3 of 2008. Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, is reported to have received the winning order from Microsoft for a Blu-ray equipped XBOX 360.

Earlier reports cited Lite-On as the company with the privilege of building the new console for Microsoft. Lite-On is also currently one of the suppliers of the internal DVD drive fro the XBOX 360.

One of the strong points for Sonys Playstation 3 has been the integrated Blu-ray player. The PS3 had the ability to draw both gamers and audio/video enthusiast, and this was proving to be a major advantage over its XBOX rival. It is estimated that 85% of Blu-ray players in use are PS3s. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer had admitted that Microsoft had been working on support for Blu-ray under Windows during this years Mix08 conference. Rumors began to swirl and many began to expect Microsoft to announce a Blu-ray peripheral for the XBOX 360.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
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#2
that rumor has been going around for ages. microsoft arent stupid enough to alienate the 20mill people who already have xbox's. there is no way they'd make it an internal blue ray. but very likely an external like the hd-dvd drive was.
#3
omg if this is true i will be so happy -- need to get cloverfield high def no matter what

it wont ever be internal just an external one

it will really kill ps3 sales as that was the main draw for me to get a ps3 but without that theres no reason

but what id prefer tbh to get is a hddvd/blu ray player --- as its gunna look stupid with a blu ray and hd dvd player sep

i know you can get combo drives for like £100 but i want a standalone one
#4
dandoc2
omg if this is true i will be so happy -- need to get cloverfield high def no matter what

it wont ever be internal just an external one

it will really kill ps3 sales as that was the main draw for me to get a ps3 but without that theres no reason

but what id prefer tbh to get is a hddvd/blu ray player --- as its gunna look stupid with a blu ray and hd dvd player sep

i know you can get combo drives for like £100 but i want a standalone one


Politely, We don't want you on PS3 anyway, to us, you're just another number.:whistling::p
#5
M$ denied the rumours again though..... so no blu-ray
#6
jackt010
M$ denied the rumours again though..... so no blu-ray


nintendo denied rumours of a redesigned ds - 2 weeks later the ds lite was released

Sony denied rumours 1 month before the psp slim came out

same with ipod

It will come out if the company building the drives has leaked - just a matter of a week or 2
#7
t0mm
Politely, We don't want you on PS3 anyway, to us, you're just another number.:whistling::p


let me know when the ps3 actually has some decent exclusives and dont mention mgs - i said decent :w00t:
banned#8
Black console (elite), internal hdd, wifi built-in, HDMI support, Blu-Ray

Please put your hands together for the Microsoft Playstation 3

Good move by the tossers. And don't deny the fact that everything that has come to, has been very PS3 wannabe like. What's next??? - All they need is a the Cell processor and Sony logo!!

Also if B-Ray it will be for movies only unless MS decide to stuff all 17 million console owners (which in some ways would be terrific to see).

Great exclusives for PS3:

Resistance 1 and 2
Little Big Planet
MGS4
Haze
Kill Zone
...................many more to come.
#9
dandoc2
let me know when the ps3 actually has some decent exclusives and dont mention mgs - i said decent :w00t:


Sorry but didnt your beloved microsoft try to buy it for an arm and a leg until they were told

"our game wont fit on your pathetic DVD-9 disc"
#10
Blu-Ray lol 1 speed.
#11
t0mm
Sorry but didnt your beloved microsoft try to buy it for an arm and a leg until they were told

"our game wont fit on your pathetic DVD-9 disc"


hmmm thats strange because all the best games fit fine onto a dvd disc -- also when on the blu ray disc hmmm exactly the same game hmmmm yeh the extra strorage is defo needed

Hmmm oh i forget you need to wait 20mins on games before you can play them to save data to the hard drive - amazing piece of kit
#12
jay_zizzle
Black console (elite), internal hdd, wifi built-in, HDMI support, Blu-Ray

Please put your hands together for the Microsoft Playstation 3

Good move by the tossers. And don't deny the fact that everything that has come to, has been very PS3 wannabe like. What's next??? - All they need is a the Cell processor and Sony logo!!

Also if B-Ray it will be for movies only unless MS decide to stuff all 17 million console owners (which in some ways would be terrific to see).

Great exclusives for PS3:

Resistance 1 and 2
Little Big Planet
MGS4
Haze
Kill Zone
...................many more to come.

ok resistance 1 is ok - 2 isnt out
little big planet isnt a game its an arcade one for download
mgs4 isnt out and neither is haze or kill zone

all you are listing there are shooters bar 1

I meant there are no decent exclusive titles on the ps3 that make you go hmmm i want a ps3 all it has is blu ray which in all fairness only won because of the ps3 -- hd dvd is a much better format for films

Xbox has numerous quality titles and on a console that supposidly has worse graphics - besides it being released in 2005
#13
dandoc2

Xbox has numerous quality titles and on a console that supposidly has worse graphics - besides it being released in 2005


Loads of playstation 2 titles?
#14
Who needs bluray anyway:| i have a 360 if they did put bluray in/// id just get a ps3 if i wanted it lol.
#15
Hello2u Fanboys.
#16
Xbox 360 has worse graphics that PS3? Not sure about that one the reviews are very mixed some favour one, some the other... I think it's a little too close to tell. The thing that's pushing me towards the PS3 is built in wifi and BluRay player. I'm only going to be playing GTA4 for the first few months anyway! :)
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dandoc2
omg if this is true i will be so happy -- need to get cloverfield high def no matter what

it wont ever be internal just an external one

it will really kill ps3 sales as that was the main draw for me to get a ps3 but without that theres no reason

but what id prefer tbh to get is a hddvd/blu ray player --- as its gunna look stupid with a blu ray and hd dvd player sep

i know you can get combo drives for like £100 but i want a standalone one


It would not kill the PS3 sales in the slightest, you do realise if it is ever to happen microsoft would probably charge around the £100 mark for an external blu ray device, which the majority of 360 owners wouldnt be able to afford on top of their 360. As for your "exclusives" comment theres only a few half decent games that spring to mind, every 360 owner i know found halo 3 to be ****, bioshock is good but remember its on PC to and you can complete it in 3 hours and theres no online play, saints row is a great game though but with GTA4 here now it really is second best even with the new one coming out. Playstation home will be great when it comes out, the only advantage to a 360 that people say is its games library and xbox live, well xbox live sucks compared to playstation home and you dont even have to pay for ps home or a subscription, and the games library well 360 did have the advantage of being out a long time before it and the ps3 is definitely catching up, 360 only sold 10% more of gta4 than ps3 which really isnt a high figure especially considering how much the 360 "pwns".
#18
That seems odd to me, like a cassette player being able to read CDs.
banned#19
dandoc2
ok resistance 1 is ok - 2 isnt out
little big planet isnt a game its an arcade one for download
mgs4 isnt out and neither is haze or kill zone

all you are listing there are shooters bar 1

I meant there are no decent exclusive titles on the ps3 that make you go hmmm i want a ps3 all it has is blu ray which in all fairness only won because of the ps3 -- hd dvd is a much better format for films

Xbox has numerous quality titles and on a console that supposidly has worse graphics - besides it being released in 2005


Silly fanboy, i could write a 10 page essay on how the PS3 pwns the mod edit- swearfilter avoidance.

Doesnt it strike you as odd that MS are adopting everything the PS3 has? And why? Because it was rushed to get ahead of the so called "nex-gen" race. It seemed like it was going to do massive damage to Sony but looky looky what has happened - from being the most popular sold console, it has now fell to 3rd place behind the Wii and PS3.

The games i have mentioned are not out but will be out. When they are, you may aswell throw ur 360 degrees of rubbish in the bin.

There will be no game, NO GAME, on the 360 that could match the graphics and/or gameplay of MGS4.

And remember how people spoke about the PS3 being a rip off? Can someone add up the price of the 360 and all the parts that make it PS3 like? - i bet the cost would be similar if not more than the Sony console.

The PS3 is made to last for about 10 years. We will not see the PS4 for a long time but i can bet you all the money in my account that MS will release a new console soon.

The Japanese own the US when it comes to this sorta stuff.
#20
jay_zizzle
Doesnt it strike you as odd that MS are adopting everything the PS3 has? And why? Because they know its a pathetic excuse for a nex-gen system.


Might find it the other way round.
In game browser
PSN, Xbox button on joypad

jay_zizzle
The games i have mentioned are not out but will be out. When they are, you may aswell throw ur 360 degrees of **** in the bin.
in the year 2010, untill then your playing not alot

jay_zizzle

There will be no game, NO GAME, on the 360 that could match the graphics and/or gameplay of MGS4.


Most people got bored of MGS after the 2nd. I know i did
banned#21
nice fake thread title this hasn't been confirmed and it has been denied by MS (again)
#22
schutz
every 360 owner i know found halo 3 to be ****

ummm you must have freaks for friends i have 7 friends who all had halo 3 and we owned it and loved it
#23
Daniel, I could quote about 3 or 4 times where you're like OMGZZZ IM GETTIN A PSFREE.

You talk bull daniel "australia, i'm 18, legally an adult, but my mother won't let me go"
2 Likes #24
This thread is so full of BS its laughable. A few obvious ones for a start, as mentioned by numerous people, the actual story has been denied by MS. They may lie, they may not, but the story is not news, it has been doing the rounds for ages and officially denied about 3 times now.

Also if B-Ray it will be for movies only unless MS decide to stuff all 17 million console owners (which in some ways would be terrific to see)

MS have repeatedly stated the 360 is games orientated, and always will be. Not sure of your point to be honest, as in how it would be just for movies.

Great exclusives for PS3:

Resistance 1 and 2
Little Big Planet
MGS4
Haze
Kill Zone

Seriously, that it. How can u say they are great, they are not out yet. lol, anyone would think developers didnt like it.

every 360 owner i know found halo 3 to be ****
thats funny, cos there are over 200000 people playing it online right now, and I have never seen it less than 100000 online. Not bad for a **** game thats been out ages. There is no such game for the PS3.

Playstation home will be great when it comes out, the only advantage to a 360 that people say is its games library and xbox live, well xbox live sucks compared to playstation home and you dont even have to pay for ps home or a subscription,

Home will die on its ****, in my humble opinion. And it will be interesting to see how Sony plan to keep their servers running on no money? Mind you, they wont get anywhere near the amount of traffic as Live. And the best bit of this statement, the only advantage to a 360 is its games library and its online gaming. Hmmm, hang on, its a games console. I'd say they are the most important things wouldnt u. Oh and yeah, wasnt home meant to be out 6 months ago?

360 only sold 10% more of gta4 than ps3
2 to 1 i think u will find. Altho i dare say there are numbers put out by all camps to look good so will accept that may be on dodgy ground.

from being the most popular sold console, it has now fell to 3rd place behind the Wii and PS3.
Not sure on that one, 360 just broke the 10 million mark in the US, the only console to do this so far.

There will be no game, NO GAME, on the 360 that could match the graphics and/or gameplay of MGS4.

This just shows ur ignorance. U havent played the game ur bigging up. Even if it does look awesome, which it should considering how long its taking, u dont know how it will play, its difficulty level, the length of it, u may finish it in 5 hours. U should try waiting till u have something to brag about, rather than bragging about things which havent arrived yet.

The PS3 is made to last for about 10 years. We will not see the PS4 for a long time but i can bet you all the money in my account that MS will release a new console soon.

10 years, in the current electronics industry, when most things are outdated in 2 years. U are seriously misguided. Also, both Sony and MS have mentioned 2012 being the next key year in hardware release, which will give them about 6 years i think, and to be honest I would say they may both speed that up a bit.

Anyways, i am boring even myself now so will leave it at that. And dont get me wrong, I think the PS3 is awesome in terms of its capabilities and the technology in it is pretty damn impressive. It makes a kick ass home cinema system, and Im sure over the next couple of years it might even have a couple of good games. But it is not, and will not be the console of choice for gamers or developers anytime soon.
#25
Well said XBNormUK
#26
#27
natversion1


Yep 4.5/10

Apparently its one of those really great exclusive ps3 games that everyone thinks its going to be really good, just because its a ps3 exclusive
#28
Damn and I remember when this title was coming to 360! I feel like I've lost out, maybe I should go buy Iron Man....oh wait that got a better review. Errmmmm Battle for the Pacific then?
1 Like #29
All right wee sacks,
the Xbox 360 will probably get a Bluray player because so many sad folk think there fingers will burn if the touch a PS3....

The PS3 has one of, if not the best, Blu ray players for the price seen it it's she-ite hot.

The Xbox 360 has a fantastic interface Xbox Live.
If I ever decide that I want Blu ray I will get one of the entry level PS3's just to watch movies.

I cannot imagine watching a move on the Xbox 360 with the 737 taking off in the back ground........

My Game console is bigger than yours.......and so is my dad.:p
#30
Aye Ready
All right wee sacks,
the Xbox 360 will probably get a Bluray player because so many sad folk think there fingers will burn if the touch a PS3....

The PS3 has one of, if not the best, Blu ray players for the price seen it it's she-ite hot.

The Xbox 360 has a fantastic interface Xbox Live.
If I ever decide that I want Blu ray I will get one of the entry level PS3's just to watch movies.

I cannot imagine watching a move on the Xbox 360 with the 737 taking off in the back ground........

My Game console is bigger than yours.......and so is my dad.:p


I cant even hear the xbox when im watching a film - i wear headphones full blast so
#31
To the person criticising Xbox live etc, have you played the ps3 online?
I'm not too sure I have played online sometimes, seeing as about 1 in 50 players seems to own a headest! Seriously I could be playing an AI opponent due to there being no communication between the players!
#32
360- ZX Spectrum
PS3- Commodore 64

they should at least give 360 owners who paid over £100 for the HD drive a big discount on a blu-ray drive, surely. Who wants to buy technology that's outdated before the warranty runs out?

oh, and HD-DVD- microdrive :thumbsup:
#33
natversion1


I couldnt believe that the freeradical came up with this considering how good there back catalogue of games are
#34
Not sure on that one, 360 just broke the 10 million mark in the US, the only console to do this so far.


He means the PS3 is the second fastest selling games console in the UK, the wii took 38 weeks, PS3 47 weeks and 360 60 weeks to sell 1 million consoles.
#35
jay_zizzle
Black console (elite), internal hdd, wifi built-in, HDMI support, Blu-Ray

Please put your hands together for the Microsoft Playstation 3

Good move by the tossers. And don't deny the fact that everything that has come to, has been very PS3 wannabe like. What's next??? - All they need is a the Cell processor and Sony logo!!

Also if B-Ray it will be for movies only unless MS decide to stuff all 17 million console owners (which in some ways would be terrific to see).

Great exclusives for PS3:

Resistance 1 and 2
Little Big Planet
MGS4
Haze
Kill Zone
...................many more to come.


The biggest fanboy for PS3 on this site! I own both but prefer my 360 for long term games and ps3 for short bursts, for one most 360 games are Japanese made.

How is colour of the console copying? the PS1 was white/silver the xbox was black just like is the DS a copy of a the PSP as it has a black cover on some of them?

Shot yourself in the foot over the blu ray thing as you say its just for movies but act as if its what makes the ps3 superior, um if its just for movies why brag about paying over £100 more for watching a few films!

Out of the games you mentioned the only one I want is MGS4 I think the rest suck or at least have no replay value(not counting online)

As for Halo3 its a PS fanboys idea that all 360 owners are obsessed with it, thats stereotyping and shows immaturity, I have never played it but many of my friends do like it online but think its ok offline its not as if they think its the best game ever as ps3 fans think they do.

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