Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on Pricing, Availability in Japan

Posted Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 12:52 PM PDT by
Xbox 360 & HD-DVD Add-On Drive Though a U.S. date is still to be announced, Microsoft unveiled launch plans and pricing for the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on at the Tokyo Game Show.

According to IGN, among the details unveiled at the expo for the much-anticipated device are a November 22 launch date in Japan with a street price of 19,800 yen (about $170US, though that's not the official domestic price).

Microsoft also says a software upgrade will be made available for the Xbox 360 later this fall that includes full 1080p support.

Though the company remains mum on the add-on's launch plans for the U.S., Microsoft has repeatedly pledged that the device will hit these shores by the end of the year. So we expect a release date to be announced in the next few weeks, and given this latest news, a retail price of around $200US seems likely. Stay tuned...

Tags: Microsoft, Hardware, Xbox 360, High-Def Gaming (all tags)