Rumors of a built-in HD DVD sku are greatly exaggerated. We're proudly launching the HD DVD Player as an accessory this holiday. Turns out you want a say in how you spend your entertainment dollars. So who are we to burden every customer with the cost of expensive movie technology?
The Xbox way is to let you customize your high def and online experience.
- You see that in the selection of 160 high definition games we're offering this holiday
- You see that in the pricing of the games, which start at $5 for Arcade games and will soon include a Platinum Hits line
You see that in the two Xbox Live offerings--Silver and Gold
* You see that in the family of more than 20 accessories
-Launch accessories included: Wireless Controller, faceplates, Play & Charge Kits, etc
-Holiday '06 Accessories: Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Xbox Live Vision Camera, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset, and Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
What about high definition entertainment? We have a broad entertainment strategy that gives you the freedom to personalize your experiences:
* Out of the box: Plays HD games, DVD movies, Mp3 music, and digital photos off devices and discs; Xbox 360 also serves as a media center extender
* Online: Xbox Live Marketplace is entertainment on demand. Already serving up game demos, music videos, and even full episodes of Battlestar Galactica, The Office, and Conan O'Brien. And this is just the first stage in what will become a much richer entertainment-on-demand play, including the rapid emergence of episodic games
* Optical: HD DVD is winning the early reviews. Don't believe us--just read the reviews. We're excited to share more details about the HD DVD Player soon
There are millions of ways to spend $600 on Xbox 360 this holiday. Do you want to buy an Xbox 360, Dead Rising, Gears of War, Viva Pinata, and the entire library of Arcade games? Splinter Cell, Madden, WWE Smackdown v Raw and the wireless headset? That's for you to decide. How would you spend $600 on Xbox 360 this holiday if you were just getting into the game?