Video Game History: Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player device

The Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player was an add-on released for the 360 in 2006.

HD-DVD blade runner vs blu-ray

It’s purpose was quite simple, and that was to play the new HD-DVD format. HD-DVDs were in a format war with Blu-Ray, and you don’t have to guess who won the battle of supremacy. Now HD-DVD ranks among things like Laserdisc and Betamax.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player

The player sold for $199 if I remember right, and that price quickly plummeted. Microsoft didn’t even sell 350k units by the end of it’s life cycle. Making it quite a failure of an add-on.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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