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1080p support announced for XBOX 360 at Tokyo Game Show - dashboard update coming this year

2Old2Play has posted an article with some early coverage from the 2006 Tokyo Game Show. According to an announcement made early this morning, Microsoft's XBOX 360 game console will receive a dashboard update this year to enable 1080p support.

The forthcoming dashboard update will enable support for 1080p (1920x1080) resolution; however, the current lack of an HDMI cable for the XBOX 360 means this resolution will only be supported over component and VGA. Existing games and DVDs will be able to take advantage of this resolution through the upscaling feature of the XBOX 360, but no "native 1080p content" has been prepared for release as of yet.

With the advent of the HD DVD add-on drive and the rumors of a new XBOX 360 with an internal HD DVD drive, the update to include 1080p support may be part of the "surprise" Microsoft claimed was in store to counter Sony's PlayStation 3, scheduled to launch in Japan on November 11 (November 17 for North America).



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RE: hmm..
By fenderkb76 on 9/20/2006 10:51:58 PM , Rating: 2
Never mind that the Xbox 360 will have been available (at least in some quantities) for a year prior to the release of the PS3. Given the electronics product cycle, consumers should DEMAND much more for the same amount of money given that a full year would have passed. You also can't put a price on the enjoyment that Xbox 360 owners have had for a full year while Sony fanboys have bashed the 360 saying how much better the PS3 will be. By the way, it's going to be just as hard or harder to get your hands on a PS3 this year as it was the 360 last year.


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