Xbox 360 support for the HD DVD drive ends after Toshiba announced it will end production of the former drive. The unexpected announcement sends Sony’s Blu-ray into the winning format battle, perhaps the new HD DVD industry standard.
Mirosoft dropped the price on the HD DVD add-on package to clear inventory without notifying consumers of the recent changes. The Xbox 360 maker would not confirm if they plan to offer a Blu-ray add-on for the gaming console.
With high-def DVDs and players costing significantly more than their standard-def counterparts, most consumers haven’t yet made the dazzling jump to high-def DVDs, thus far relegating them to a niche market.
The PlayStation 3 already comes with an internal blu-ray drive currently making it one of the cheapest ways for consumers to play the high definition media DVDs.