Microsoft, Too, Drops HD DVD
Another day, and another major backer of HD DVD has jumped ship. Just days after Toshiba pulled the plug it format, Microsoft announced over the week that it will no longer offer an HD DVD add-on to its Xbox 360 gaming console, the AP reported.
“HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers,” the software giant’s corporate vice president, Blair Westlake, said in a statement to the press. “We will continue to give consumers the choice to enjoy digital distribution of high definition movies and TV shows directly to their living room, along with playback of the DVD movies they already own.”
A Toshiba executive had said last week that around 300,000 units of the add-on had been sold since it was introduced last year. Microsoft will continue to provide warranty support for the add-on.