Xbox 360 vs. PS3: Microsoft Predicts Blu-ray Extinction

By Peter Chubb - Sep 22, 2010

Back in the early days of the Sony PS3 and the Xbox 360 there was all this talk that the latter was going to adopt HD DVD, rather than Sony’s Blu-ray. However, Toshiba put a spanner in the works by discontinuing its HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray to have all the fun.

If you ask any Xbox 360 user they will say that they will never want to have Blu-ray, as it will slow things down. Stephen McGill from Microsoft UK has come out with a bold statement, saying that he predicts the extinction of Blu-ray.

While talking to CVG, McGill said that Microsoft has no plans to offer Blu-ray on its consoles as they believe that digital media is the future – something that they have been saying for the past few years now.

During the most recent interview with X360A, McGill said that people used to ask all the time about Blu-ray coming to the Xbox 360, but those days are way behind them now.

I do believe that digital media is the future, but there is one thing holding this back – Internet speeds. We have a long way to go until we can get the sort of downloads speeds to offer HD quality content, so looks like Blu-ray is the best option for now.

How long do you think the Blu-ray technology will be with us for?

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