Tuesday, May 16, 2006

X360 vs PS3 in HD format fight

Engadget have a story about the upcoming fight between the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

As it was shipped, Microsoft's Xbox 360 does not come with any high-definition movie support (only standard DVD), but the PS3, due for launch this November, will have an internal Blu-ray drive for HD movies.

What Engadget were speculating about was whether Microsoft will release an add-on external HD-DVD drive (the format MS is backing) for the Xbox 360, and if so, whether it will be popular enough to challenge the PS3.

Personally, I doubt an add-on drive will be cool enough, as it would look far too strange to have an external drive on a console.

If, however, in future revisions of the 360, Microsoft release an internal HD-DVD drive, this might make them a more viable competitor in the HD movie market to the Sony PS3.

So, for now at least, it looks like Sony have won this particular battle in the war of the next-generation consoles.

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