Microsoft to Supplier: Make More Xbox 360 DVD Drives

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Microsoft to Supplier: Make More Xbox 360 DVD Drives
Who needs HD-DVD or Blu-ray? Not Microsoft. The news is that Lite-On is apparently aiming to ship five million DVD drives for the Xbox 360 in the third quarter of this very year.

Digitimes reports that "Microsoft has asked Lite-On to get ready to meet possible increased orders for Xbox 360 DVD-ROM drives..."

So, does this put one more nail in the coffin containing 'news' of a Blu-ray add-on for the 360?

Source: DigiTimes
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Comments

schnide 14 Aug 2008 12:47
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Blu-Ray is NEVER going to happen for Microsoft.. In fact even if they developed the 360 console now instead of then, I still don't think they'd do it for PR value alone.

Besides, this stinks of a PR story itself. Microsoft has prepared for a possible increase in demand? That's just trying to say the 360 is getting even more popular and Blu-Ray isn't needed.
tyrion 14 Aug 2008 13:44
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schnide wrote:
Microsoft has prepared for a possible increase in demand? That's just trying to say the 360 is getting even more popular and Blu-Ray isn't needed.

Expect a possible price drop at the start of Q4.
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deleted 14 Aug 2008 19:44
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tyrion wrote:
schnide wrote:
Microsoft has prepared for a possible increase in demand? That's just trying to say the 360 is getting even more popular and Blu-Ray isn't needed.

Expect a possible price drop at the start of Q4.


rubbish all of you this is of course related to the rumored 10 dvd drive 360 which is being launched along side FFXIII, pure genius!
chris 15 Aug 2008 01:39
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yeah the rumored price drop (200,300 and 400) is likely with this, leading into holiday sales, which would explain why they would need more drives to meet the impending demand they're expecting.
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