Microsoft may one day “consider” Blu-Ray for Xbox 360
With the PlayStation 2, DVD was a big part in the beginning, but over time, people were not buying it as a DVD player after first year or two,” Penello said. The Xbox 360 supports a plug-in HD-DVD accessory that is bought separately, while Sony, hoping to give its next-generation video format a leg up, built a Blu-ray player into its PlayStation 3 machine. “You can’t say it’s not a bummer, not a setback, but I’ve seen this battle declared over so many times,” Penello said of Warner’s decision. “I want consumers to have a voice in this and I think there are a lot of consumers who bought HD-DVD who are going to have a say in how this shakes out.
Penello added that the recent decision by Warner Bros – the top seller of home movies – to abandon the HD DVD format will not have a “significant impact” on the console’s sales.