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Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player

Drops price to USD 179, offers 5 movies free

Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player in North America and is offering five free titles for the peripheral for USD 179.

However, Microsoft Europe has told GamesIndustry.biz that there are currently no plans for a similar price cut for the movie player in the UK.

US consumers will be able to pick up the HD-DVD player at the reduced price from August, with Toshiba offering five titles for free through a special promotion running until the end of September.

"With the price reduction to USD 179, the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player continues to be the most affordable way to enjoy high definition," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing at Microsoft

Microsoft is also offering new Xbox Live Marketplace content in the form of a free episode of hit TV series Heroes and exclusive content for Warner Bros. movie 300.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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