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Retailers drop HD-DVD add-on to $50 [update]

Update: It's official. Xbox.com now lists the Xbox 360 HD DVD player at an MSRP of $49. W00t! (Thanks, Cal)

Rumored for a while now, it has just been unofficially confirmed that the MSRP of the 360 HD-DVD add-on has been reduced from $130 to $50, cheaper even than a newly-released game. So far, K-mart and Amazon have reduced their price (and Amazon offering free shipping). Microsoft has not yet updated their price so this is still unofficial, but even so, it's likely that other retailers will be following soon. With the production ending on all HD-DVD players everywhere, the HD-DVD add-on is now good only as some sort of obscure collectors item. Then again if you've got a President Grant burning a hole in your pocket and you've got a hankerin' for some quick and easy HD movie action, this is a good short-term solution until all the cheap HD-DVDs dry up. Besides, if you're quick you could always get these free ones, and then not have to immediately buy any HD-DVDs at all. Remember the losing format, and look forward to digital distribution to (with luck and lots and lots of bandwidth) save us.

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