Microsoft Gives Asia the HD-DVD Shaft

The highly anticipated Xbox 360 HD DVD player will not be hitting the shelves in Asia for quite some time if at all, according to Microsoft Taiwan. This is because there is not a sufficient amount of HD DVD movies in Asia to support the sale of the HD DVD player. Anybody want to go into an HD hentai business?

Also, Digitimes is reporting that Microsoft will not launch a next-gen format globally until a winner is decided and if Blu-Ray wins in the long run, then Microsoft will adopt that format. O RLY?

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