Microsoft Announces HD-DVD Price in U.S. – $199

Today at their X06 Gaming Convention in Barcelona, Microsoft made a number of key announcements (including exclusive rights to the fifth  version of Splinter Cell, a major announcement that Peter Jackson would be involved in a gaming studio that would create an extension of the Halo universe — that is, in addition to the movie that he’ll be involved in, but not directing.)  But for technology enthusiasts, no announcement would be more telling than the price of the HD-DVD add-on drive for the Xbox 360.

According to Kotaku, the drive will be bundled with a universal remote (no images yet).  For a limited time, the drive will also be bundled with the HD-DVD version of Peter Jackson’s King Kong.

There was no mention of a specific release date.  At the press conference the HD bundle was announced as being available in “Mid-November”.


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