Xbox 360 singing the Blu-ray blues?

It’s April Fools Day and, yep, planet gadget is churning out lies, damn lies. In fact, it seems everyone has become a fantasist of Mohammed Al F

Which is why we’re treating the news that Microsoft is readying an Xbox with in–built Blu-ray drive with extreme caution.

Sources are saying Lite-On IT is building a built–in Sony flavoured drive for the Big M’s hub. Apparently it’ll be ready to ship in the second half of the year.

Again, we’re filing this under suspect gadget skulduggery. The news that the supposed new version would have 170W power instead of 210W has been tempered by the fact the current generation already run on 170W.

What do you think? Is this all a joyous spring hoax? Is Microsoft really going to stick a BD drive in their system? Or will it opt for an HD DVD style add–on? Let us know in the comments section.


Xbox 360 with Blu-ray

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