Rumor - Microsoft to cut price of HD DVD add-on for Xbox 360 in Europe

Microsoft cut the price of the HD DVD player add-on for the Xbox 360 last month here in the US. Unfortunately, our friends across the pond haven't been quite so lucky. Fortunately, if rumors are to be believed, Microsoft has finally decided to give them a well-deserved price break.

Sadly, the unit won't be as cheap as we can get it here in the states, but what's new? The rumors indicated that the price will be dropped from €200 to €180 which brings it to around $244.

I'll still never quite understand why those in Europe need to pay more for the exact same hardware. I'm sure that Microsoft (and other companies as well) would just feed me some line of bull about the market in one area is different than in another. At the end of the day money is still money, it's expensive there, and it's cheap here. What's the deal?

Microsoft cuts price of HD DVD drive in Europe [via opposablethumbs]