Xbox 360 External HD DVD? Not in Asia.

According to DigiTimes, the forthcoming Xbox 360 external HD DVD will not be made available in Asia. Microsoft Asia has claimed that due to a lack of HD DVD movies on the continent, the external drive will not be made available in Asia, at least for now.

I thought HD DVD was being added mainly to expand gaming functionality, not just to add the support of HD DVD movie playback. This seems a little peculiar to me, but at least for once we’re getting something Asia isn’t. Anyone care to chime in with potential conspiracy theories and/or sinister plots?

Microsoft Taiwan: Xbox 360 external HD-DVD drives will not be available in Asia [DigiTimes Systems]