Microsoft acts on Xbox shortages

By Derek Sooman on
Microsoft has attracted sharp criticism due to Xbox 360 shortages that were the result of the ambitious global launch of the console. Now the company has claimed that it is doing something to deal with the situation, purporting to be working hard to deliver consoles as quickly as they can make them, and getting a third company involved in manufacturing. Celestica will join Microsoft's existing manufacturing partners Flextronics and Wistron to help meet high demand for the console. Furthermore, it has emerged that Microsoft will indeed be releasing a high definition HD DVD external drive for the 360 later this year. Whether there are plans for an integrated HD DVD Xbox 360 remains unclear. Some 50 titles for the console should be available for June.

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