Microsoft slashes 360 HD-DVD price in US

Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on by $50 in North America, bringing the price of the Wii-sized drive down to $129.99 (£66!) in The States.

Though there's no word from Microsoft UK yet, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has confirmed that a similar price drop will be coming to Australia, Canada and New Zealand - so there's hope yet.

The HD-DVD format recently lost the backing of Warner Bros., who moved its allegiance over the PS3's Blu-Ray. Hopefully this cut isn't yet another indication of HD-DVD's imminent failure. Check outDVDstructionfor the full scoop on the format war.

Courtesy of CVG.

Feb 7, 2008