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Sony points out that Xbox 360 Core system does not come with a hard drive

Shortly after Microsoft announced its plans to provide high-definition movies and TV shows via Xbox Live, Sony piped up with a comment about the new service.

"I think they are doing a disservice to their consumer base because they are ignoring all those people who bought the Core system," said SCEA PR chief Dave Karraker in a GameSpot story.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Core system does not ship with a hard drive, which is required hardware for users to take advantage of the upcoming high-def service. A 20GB hard drive may be added to the Core system for under $100, giving it the same data storage capabilities of a Premium console.

In reference to the fact that even the lower-tiered PlayStation 3 ships with a 20GB drive, Karraker said, "We would never segregate or shut out any of our consumers from our entertainment experience because they didn't buy the top of the line system."





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