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Microsoft cans Xbox HD-DVD players

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In what is possibly the last move in the victory of Blu-ray over the HD-DVD format, Microsoft has confirmed that it will stop making HD-DVD players for its Xbox 360 gaming console. 

The company will continue to support its approximately 300 000 HD-DVD users, which they bought as a seperate add-on to the Xbox.
Toshiba last week decided to stop making HD-DVD devices, leaving Sony's Blu-Ray format the victor in the so-called DVD wars.
Microsoft was one of HD-DVD's staunchest backers, along with Intel and NEC, but the movie studios mostly put their weight behind Blu-Ray.