Microsoft axes Xbox HD-DVD drive. As if you didn't see that one coming

With everyone picking their moment to jump from the HD-DVD ship following Toshiba's decision to discontinue the format. It was only a matter of time before giant Microsoft would have to bite the bullet and axe the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive. The news finally came in a written statement Saturday, presumably timed to make as few waves as possible. Microsoft sold an estimated 300,000 drives, but they were normally not included in the format's sales figures which counted only stand alone players.

Associated Press, via CNET News