Originally Posted by tubetter
Make a $199 Blu-Ray addon that works on both the A series players AND the Xbox 360.
Microsoft better give Toshiba all the support they need. This is the only chance MS can slow down the PS3!
PS3 sales from a game console perspective is not doing that well. From a new movie format perspective, it's doing much better than the competition. As far as MS trying to slow down the PS3.. their main concern (with the Xbox) is through gaming & downloads not movie DISC formats. MS has hands in both formats and focusing more on movie downloads. The overall picture is that MS wants to capture the download market not compete in a movie format war. They already support Blu-Ray on Windows machines and have talked about Blu-Ray support for 360 down the road.
A side note: 360 Premium and Elite consoles have been sold out everywhere since X-Mas.. they are now only trickling back into retail. Many reports of low availability for the console were circling around game sites while PS3 stacks could be seen at retailers. So I wouldn't say that MS is having a hard time slowing down the PS3.
Man I hate it how these discussions ultimately lead to Xbox vs PS3....