That's a turnaround from previous statements, which completely quashed any suggestion of a switch of formats for the next-gen console.
Speaking at CES, Xbox group marketing manager, Albert Penello, told Reuters: "It should be consumer choice; and if that's the way they vote, that's something we'll have to consider."
Translation: if HD-DVD turns out to be a turkey, we'll be there for the shoot.
Not that Microsoft has lost all faith. He did add that "there are a lot of consumers who bought HD-DVD who are going to have a say in how this shakes out".
So there you have it, HD-DVD fans: keep buying those movies.