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The Xbox IS Banned In Germany
Submitted by Demonchild; Yesterday
Remember last month, we told you that Microsoft was fighting a fight with Motorola over patents? Yes, the very same Motorola that's going at it with Apple. Unfortunately, Microsoft has lost this fight.
A court has ruled in Motorola's favor over the claim that Microsoft violated their patents when it came to the video compression software in use in both Windows 7 and the Xbox 360. Due to this, Microsoft is now required to cease sales of both products within the boundaries of Germany.
Bad news for Xbox 360 users over there. Scurry to your local game store and pick one up before it's too late. With brand new consoles slowly disappearing, will you be importing a Xbox now or going over to the PS3?