Microsoft, Sony talk about Blu-ray on the 360

By Justin Mann on March 6, 2008, 9:10 PM
It may be just talks at the moment, but I was very interested in hearing that Sony and Microsoft are discussing a potential future marriage for Blu-ray and the Xbox 360. Even though Microsoft is directly competing against the PlayStation 3, they are still open to the idea. They have come a long way from when they were absolutely not willing to consider Blu-ray units on their beloved console.

Whether as an integrated component in future iterations of the console or a plug-in that can be bought off the shelf, it would probably be in Microsoft's best interest to offer it. As the number of titles offered for the PS3 increases, Microsoft will need more added value to keep people interested on their console.

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Didou said:
I hope these "talks" lead to an actual external Blu-Ray player on USB, that way I can get a cheap Blu-Ray player for the PC & put it next to the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player. :-P
space_cowboy said:
It's Blu-Ray... there won't be anything cheap about it! Sony has already proven that.
icye said:
Microsoft might have an irrelevant console on their hands if they don't support Blu-Ray.
spydercanopus said:
Poor xbox. They may have the best game selection, but the hardware has been riddled with problems. This is a major issue.
sayword said:
[b]Originally posted by icye:[/b][quote]Microsoft might have an irrelevant console on their hands if they don't support Blu-Ray.[/quote]Why would they have an irrelevant console when the games are so much better than PS3. Just buy a separate Blu-Ray player. It'll probably cost the same if they release an external one.
icye said:
X-box 360 games so much better than PS3 is a subjective opinion.
windmill007 said:
yeah the games look so much better..NOTThe PS3 runs cool .. Has BluRay .. Outputs 1080p ... No Problems ... Plys Divx Files
icye said:
X-Box 360 had its time in the spotlight when Sony had all those problems with the ps3 launch. Having Blu-Ray as the must-have high def format is an added bonus for Sony.
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