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Xbox HD-DVD add-on selling like hot cakes

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:51PM EST

It looks like HD-DVD hasn’t taken its final gasp of air just yet. The HD-DVD add-on drive for Xbox 360 is selling like crazy, having pushed over 155,000 units since its introduction a few short months ago. The real insane part here is that’s over 150% of existing stand-alone HD-DVD player sales. Seems like Xbox owners are a value conscious bunch. Contrary to popular opinion, this puts American HD-DVD and Blu-ray player sales at a dead heat, with both formats moving roughly 255,000 units. Blockbuster’s recent announcement will certainly have a negative impact on HD-DVD media and player sales, but the war isn’t over just yet.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.