Is the Xbox 360 Going Blu?
"Can't say it's not a bummer,' concedes Microsoft spokesman
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2008 7:29 AM CST
Akio Ozaka, President and CEO of Toshiba America Consumer Products, speaks about Toshiba's HD-DVD and other Blu-Ray players during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Microsoft could be changing roles in the HD wars, as the corporation may consider switching from Toshiba's HD-DVD players to rival Sony's Blu-ray technology in the Xbox 360 if the warning signs of HD-DVD's demise prove true, reports Reuters. The announcement comes in the wake of Warner Bros. last week announcing plans to drop HD-DVD in favor of Blu-ray. 

"You can't say it's not a bummer, not a setback, but I've seen this battle declared over so many times," said a Microsoft spokesman. He  argued that Warner's decision should not see a decrease in sales of the Xbox 360 in favor of Blu-ray-supported rival PlayStation 3.