Well, it looks like we now have confirmation that Microsoft will release an add-on HD DVD player for the Xbox 360. In the past add-on peripherals such as this have had poor adoptability in the video game system space. To make the slope even more slippery for Microsoft, Sony will be releasing the PS3 with a built in high-def DVD player (Blu-ray format). As we reported in December , it’s thought that the add-on HD DVD player will be for movie playback only, and won’t read games. No word on price or when it will be available.