No you don’t have to rub your eyes in disbelief, this is the actual retail price for the HD DVD add on for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console. For just £129.99 or 199 Euros, you get of course the HD DVD drive, a universal remote control and for a limited time, the HD DVD movie King Kong.
Now that has to be considered a superb deal and for us Xbox 360 owners and more importantly gives us the choice to decide whether we want HD movie playback or not unlike the Sony PS3. I am sure this price of £129.99 will bring many undecided people to the HD DVD format and with over 50 titles available in the near future, makes a very nice addition to your entertainment rig.
You have to applaud Microsoft and puts yet even more pressure on the PS3 to really have a successful launch in November (although don’t forget Europe won’t get the PS3 till March at the earliest!).