X06: HD-DVD for $199

September 27, 2006

$199 is the pricetag that Microsoft has set for the HD-DVD drive. That is pretty much in line with what everyone was expecting and of course people are now saying that the 360 Premium + HD-DVD is equal to the price of the PS3 which throws price out the window as an advantage for Microsoft. These same people are also forgetting that one is a required cost and the other is an add-on. I personlly think it’s a good value to have the choice, but can see why Sony would include the BR drive. There are trade-offs to both path. Let’s see which way works out the best.