Posted on February 6, 2008, Chris Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Price Dropped Again
The Xbox 360’s HD DVD add-on has been dropped in price again; this time around it’s a substantial $50 drop (effective in the US and Canada) from $179 to $129. I’m a bit peeved since I bought one not too long ago for $179, but I did get all three Bourne movies for free, so that makes up for it.
Dropping the price simultaneously helps clear stock and increases the format’s market penetration – two conflicting points for those who would argue that this paves the way for a Blu-ray add-on or that this is an attempt to breathe further life into the format.
It seems clear to me that Blu-ray has/will emerge as the victor in this format war, but for $129, the existing catalog and the 5 free HD DVD offer that is ongoing, this really isn’t a half-bad deal.