XBox 360 could go Blu-ray, says Microsoft

CES 2008: But it's standing by HD DVD for now

A senior Microsoft executive has suggested that the Xbox 360 could go

Commenting on Warner's decision to abandon HD DVD In favour of Blu-ray, Penello said:

"You can't say it's not a bummer, not a setback, but I've seen this battle declared over so many times.

"I want consumers to have a voice in this and I think there are a lot of consumers who bought HD-DVD who are going to have a say in how this shakes out."

No impact on Xbox

Penello doesn't believe that Blu-ray's victory will have a significant impact on Xbox sales when compared to the Blu-ray toting PlayStation 3.

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Rumours suggested that Microsoft might launch a version of the Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD drive at CES 2008, a move that has subsequently been denied by the company. Bill Gates' swansong keynote on Sunday also lacked any significant Xbox developments.