Blu-Ray Association Responds To Wal-Mart's Backing
It seems we're mere weeks away from a complete Blu-Ray victory and the ultimate demise of HD-DVD, especially with yesterday's news that Toshiba may be releasing a Blu-Ray player this summer. In that same article, you'll notice that Wal-Mart has decided to exclusively stock Sony's high-definition movie format, which can only be considered another nail in HD-DVD's coffin.
Obviously, the Blu-Ray Association isn't about to stay silent on this. We always support good sportsmanship, but hey, why pass up the chance to gloat just a bit? Here's what the Association had to say about Wal-Mart's decision to stock only Blu-Ray:
"Retailers have a tremendous impact on consumer preferences, and as the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart's reach and leadership are unparalleled. Their decision to support only Blu-ray, particularly in light of the string of similar announcements from the content and retail communities over the last six weeks, seems to us to be a very clear statement that Blu-ray Disc has emerged as the format of choice for high definition home entertainment."
While Blu-Ray appeared to have a hefty lead by the end of 2007, the race had not yet been decided. But ever since 2008 kicked off, it has been nothing but bad news for HD-DVD and by now, the outcome seems inevitable...Blu-Ray is inching closer to the finish line, ladies and gents.
2/16/2008 Ben Dutka