Microsoft Following The Lead To Ditch HD-DVD

Microsoft Corp has announced it will stop making HD DVD video players following Toshiba Corp pulling the plug on the high definition movie technology and following announcements by Warner Bros and Wal-Mart to exclusively back Sony Corp’s Blu-ray video technology.

Microsoft and Intel have been the biggest supporters of HD DVD to date, however, the market has spoken and Microsoft knows when the game is up. With bundling of movie players and video game consoles, Microsoft, like Sony recognise the devices as channels for delivering games, movies and Web content. 

Microsoft will continue product and warranty support for all Xbox 360 HD DVD players already sold.

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