We're not speaking to Sony, says MS

Blu-ray integration not on the cards.

Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg has denied the company is in talks with Sony to bring Blu-ray technology to Xbox 360.

Which is what Sony Electronics president Stan Glasgow claimed was going on earlier this month. But speaking to Reuters Greenberg said, "Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience.

"We're the only console offering digital distribution of entertainment content," he added.

So what about recent comments from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about supporting Blu-ray "in ways that make sense"? Well, it would seem those ways don't include producing a player peripheral for Xbox 360.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is still citing stock shortages as the reason PlayStation 3 is outselling Xbox 360 in the US. "We definitely expect we will trail in February as a result of our supply constraints," Greenberg said. "By April, we will be in a very healthy inventory situation." That'd be just in time for the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV on the 29th, then.

It's all about what you get for your money, according to Greenberg. "We still think we have a great value, that we have significantly better value than Sony," he stated. "Every month we've actually been in stock we've outsold them by a 2 to 1 margin."

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (32)

About the author

Ellie Gibson

Ellie Gibson

Contributor  |  elliegibson

Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.

Related

The Elder Scrolls 6 may still be in pre-production

The claim was made via a now-deleted LinkedIn profile.

Here's a new trailer for Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

The remastered collection is out next week on PS5, and later this year on PC.

Halo Infinite Credits will be earnable in Season 2's battle pass

"We'll have more to share on this as we get closer to Season 2."

You may also enjoy...

Steam Deck can now support games with Easy Anti-Cheat

"This means that the two largest anti-cheat services are now easily supported on Steam Deck."

The Elder Scrolls 6 may still be in pre-production

The claim was made via a now-deleted LinkedIn profile.

Switch's latest software update improves N64 emulation

There are still plenty of issues left, mind.

Arcane's Vi is coming to Fortnite later today

Plus Jinx will be back in the Item Shop, too.

Supporters only

Comments (32)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store