Xbox 360 Finally Getting Blu-Ray Drive

Found 4th May 2008
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

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lol whats the PS3 selling point now?

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and older 360's are gonna read BD's how?

OMFGZ N0 w0nd3r b1ll g4t3z is worth gizillions

w00t

Who cares about Blu-ray... gimme upscaled dvd all day long... can't be bothered with this new rubbish.

t0mm;2031790

and older 360's are gonna read BD's how?



BD for films... not for games... so new one's can watch BD films... but the games are staying the same.

donbreach;2031802

Who cares about Blu-ray... gimme upscaled dvd all day long... can't be … Who cares about Blu-ray... gimme upscaled dvd all day long... can't be bothered with this new rubbish.



Yep, £18.95 for a DVD thats only £5.99 on a normal disc

black gerbil1;2031794

OMFGZ N0 w0nd3r b1ll g4t3z is worth gizillionsw00t



lol

donbreach;2031802

Who cares about Blu-ray... gimme upscaled dvd all day long... can't be … Who cares about Blu-ray... gimme upscaled dvd all day long... can't be bothered with this new rubbish.



That ridiculous!

crow99;2031822

Yep, £18.95 for a DVD thats only £5.99 on a normal disc



You get what you pay for though!!!

Banned

HD all the way gtfo out my way Upscalers it that s*** aint in 720p minimum I ain't interested woop woop
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