HD-DVD going Down Under next year

Don't worry, you'll see this box real soon, mate.HD-DVD goes under. Down Under. Early next year will see Microsoft‘s newest baby, the HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360, launch in Australia. Hey, if your asking for specific dates, we can’t give them. All we have from the press release forwarded to us by XboxZone.com.au’s Kayser Sose is “early next year”.

We do have other specifics from the PR to share, however. It’s going to launch at AU$ 249.95. As Kayser Sose himself notes, that amounts to 191 greenbacks and 46 pennies, which is a bit less than the US$ 199.00 it’s going for at Amazon.com. Cheaper than Stateside, indeed.

Plugging the HD-DVD into Xbox 360s should be no problem since the last Live Update should have taken care of that. Availability of movies is also taken care of thanks to support from Universal Studios, whose titles “King Kong”, “Serenity”, “Jarhead”, and “The Bourne Supremacy” are or will be available by next year (Nothing on movie bundles with the add-on, though).

Oh, and you can theoretically use your 360 HD-DVD add-on with your Windows PC. (Whispers) But that’s supposed to be kept on the down-low, all hush-hush, since we’re not sure if there’s a EULA violation somewhere in there. Shhh.

Thanks for the tip, Kayser!

Don't worry, you'll see this box real soon, mate.HD-DVD goes under. Down Under. Early next year will see Microsoft‘s newest baby, the HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360, launch in Australia. Hey, if your asking for specific dates, we can’t give them. All we have from the press release forwarded to us by XboxZone.com.au’s Kayser Sose is “early next year”.

We do have other specifics from the PR to share, however. It’s going to launch at AU$ 249.95. As Kayser Sose himself notes, that amounts to 191 greenbacks and 46 pennies, which is a bit less than the US$ 199.00 it’s going for at Amazon.com. Cheaper than Stateside, indeed.

Plugging the HD-DVD into Xbox 360s should be no problem since the last Live Update should have taken care of that. Availability of movies is also taken care of thanks to support from Universal Studios, whose titles “King Kong”, “Serenity”, “Jarhead”, and “The Bourne Supremacy” are or will be available by next year (Nothing on movie bundles with the add-on, though).

Oh, and you can theoretically use your 360 HD-DVD add-on with your Windows PC. (Whispers) But that’s supposed to be kept on the down-low, all hush-hush, since we’re not sure if there’s a EULA violation somewhere in there. Shhh.

Thanks for the tip, Kayser!

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