Taiwanese DVD and ODD maker Lite-On IT Corporation says it is developing built-in Blu-ray Disc-(BD) ROM drives for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console, according to digitimes.com .
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Microsoft recently switched to BD for its Xbox 360 game consoles after Toshiba announced to discontinue HD DVD.
The BD-ROM drives that Lite-On is developing for Microsoft are for the next-generation Xbox 360 game consoles, according to industry sources.
Power supply makers also revealed that while the present Xbox 360 uses a 210-watt power supply, the next-generation game console will use a 170-watt power supply in order to reduce production cost and the size of the device, according to industry sources.
Lite-On says it has already started steady shipments of BD-ROM drives and BD burners.