Microsoft’s hesitance to use the Blu-ray player may have to do with the fact that Sony is one of the founding members of the Blu-ray Disc Association and licenses Blu-ray technology to other companies.
Despite Microsoft’s reluctance to embrace the technology, the company has no choice but to incorporate it in its newest Xbox, as Blu-Ray allows for far more data capacity than DVDs, and is growing in popularity.
The newest console will also require an “always-on Internet connection” to combat piracy, and will come with a built-in Microsoft Kinect, a motion-gaming device.
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