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If this is true and we get an announcement of the Video Marketplace being launched over here in the next few weeks then thats great About bloody time too
Announcement expected in "weeks"
At a special event held in central London today entitled, The Tour of Truth, Director of Microsofts Game Technology Group Scott Henson has stated that there would be synergy between the forthcoming release of the new Elite console and the online Video Marketplace service.
And while Microsoft once again declined to comment on the release of the HDMI-enabled Xbox 360 Elite in Europe, clearer details emerged about the companys strategy going forward.
Full HD movies which are currently only available for download via the US Marketplace, weigh in at roughly 6-7GB, making the new 120GB hard drive of the Elite a potential must-have for movie buffs. So will we see both console and Marketplace extension arrive this side of the pond simultaneously? Michael Newey, Platform Marketing Manager, Xbox Europe stated a full announcement for Europe is "a matter of weeks away".
The Tour of Truth was a press briefing that intended to highlight the differences between the Xbox 360 and Sonys PS3. Areas of note included the Xbox 360s ability to automatically upscale to 1080p on high definition TVs that support it and a comparison between games on both formats, namely Virtua Tennis 3 and Call of Duty 3.
Couple these factors alongside the infrastructure of Xbox Live, a platform that is growing on a daily basis, and it is clear that Microsoft now believe that the next-gen war is on, and they are here to win!