This is important enough to share with you guys... Especially all the Xbox 360 fans!
SINGAPORE - Feb 28, 2008 - As a result of recent decisions made by Toshiba, Hollywood studios, and retailers, Microsoft plans to withdraw from HD DVD. Xbox will no longer manufacture new HD DVD players for the Xbox 360, but we will continue to provide standard product and warranty support for all Xbox 360 HD DVD Players in the market. As we stated earlier, we do not believe this decision will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace. HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers and 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.
The price of the player will be dropping to $69.90 (with 7% GST) in Singapore.
(Official Press Release from Microsoft Singapore)
What does this mean?
Simple - either go for option (a), which is to get the cheaper player and the cheaper games that will definitely be on clearance sale once the Blu-ray versions arrive; or go for option (b), which is to get the Blu-ray versions of everything when they come out.
No prizes for guessing which option I'll be picking! ;)
(Or if you're bored enough, follow TeamXbox's suggestions. Stuff assumes no responsibility for any damage that may occur...)