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Blu-ray drive coming to Xbox 360 later this year?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Apr 2008 17:49 User comments (16)

Blu-ray drive coming to Xbox 360 later this year? Although unconfirmed, industry sources are quoted as saying that Lite-On IT is currently developing Blu-ray Disc-(BD) ROM drives for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console and that they will begin shipments in the 3Q 2008.
Lite-On is one of the suppliers of the current Xbox-360 INTERNAL DVD-ROM drive but Lite-On and Microsoft have not commented on the speculation.

The sources continued by adding that Microsoft decided to switch to BD after the demise of HD DVD and that the new BD-drives will be fore next generation Xbox 360 game consoles.

Lite-On already ships BD-ROM and BD burners on a steady basis.


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16 user comments

11.4.2008 18:17

whoa who really cares? stick with dvd its cheaper i dont see a real big difference maybe if the drive is 100 bucks or less and comes with 3 movies

21.4.2008 18:24

i call this another April Fools joke.
It was barely a month or so ago M$ said they would not go Blu-ray with the 360. They feel downloadable content from the Live! service is the future.

31.4.2008 18:47

No I think I'm going to trade in my xbox360 for the Wii if this is going to happen.

41.4.2008 18:51

gotta love how all the inside industry sources release their news on april 1st.but i guess if it is somehow true i will have my words with some a1 sauce on top.

51.4.2008 19:21

d/l HD movies to 20gb/60gb hdd for keeps along with all the other stuff that gets stored on there? Now thats a joke!

I'd love to go to that Playtest study and watch BR-movies at MS and give them my opinion about that, as in...DO IT ALREADY!

61.4.2008 19:21

Blah Blah Blah....When Microsoft announces it, I will believe it. The "insiders" regarding this matter have all been worthless.

71.4.2008 19:47
drach
Inactive

That would be pretty ironic... M$ licensing hardware from sony to make their system a little more like the ps3... except for the catastrophic hardware failures, of course

81.4.2008 21:08

I hate these rumors, Microsoft using Sony's format in its 360 has been shot down in January, in Feburary, and again in March.

I don't see Microsoft paying Sony to use Blu in its console this year, if ever. Microsoft representatives have stated multiple times that MS doesn't want to use Blu in its console. That should be enough to keep rumors away but apparently its not.

Peace

EDITED by Pop_Smith: Grammar corrections

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Apr 2008 @ 21:10

91.4.2008 21:56

it will NOT happen, this was already confirmed.

101.4.2008 23:01
fgamer
Inactive

Ok how many times does these rumors have to come up? Microsoft obiously aint gonna put a Blu-ray drive in their 360, heck they didn't even put the HD-DVD drive in the 360. I don't think Microsoft even wants an Blu-Ray drive add on thingy just for the simple fact that they're pushing their downloadable content on Xbox Live. I think Microsoft will possibly consider Blu-ray next-next generation for the next Xbox. Until then don't even think about Blu-ray anything popping up for the 360...cuz it aint gonna happen!!

112.4.2008 0:04
PetahG
Inactive

I think this is another April fools joke

122.4.2008 10:42
susieqbbb
Inactive

Big Deal unless the drive supports Blu Ray 2.0 it isn't going to help anything and worse it leaves many consumers out in the dust because we would have to purchase a new xbox 360 and gamestop won't take the older 360 if the new one supports blu-ray.

132.4.2008 12:36

get ready for x-blu. lol =]

142.4.2008 17:57
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

Originally posted by jookycola:
i call this another April Fools joke.
It was barely a month or so ago M$ said they would not go Blu-ray with the 360. They feel downloadable content from the Live! service is the future.

GET OFF THE APRIL FOOl'S JOKE STUFF. IT WAS YESTERDAY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. It's safe to assume that what you're seeing today is real. DRAMATIC RETARDS!!!!!!!!

152.4.2008 18:09
saltynuts
Inactive

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
Originally posted by jookycola:
i call this another April Fools joke.
It was barely a month or so ago M$ said they would not go Blu-ray with the 360. They feel downloadable content from the Live! service is the future.

GET OFF THE APRIL FOOl'S JOKE STUFF. IT WAS YESTERDAY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. It's safe to assume that what you're seeing today is real. DRAMATIC RETARDS!!!!!!!!





first of all his post was yesterday look at the date.so that makes you the dramatic retard.

163.4.2008 10:15

As long as the drive can also read dvd, its all good.

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