Friday, February 15, 2008

Wal-Mart U.S., Canada Supports Blu-ray!

The format war may officially be over. Wal-Mart in the U.S. has announced that it will be phasing out HD DVD players and software titles over the next coming weeks, and a spokesperson from Wal-Mart Canada tells me that stores north of the border will indeed be following suit.

"We are adopting the same decision here," said Wal-Mart Canada's Manager of Corporate Affairs, Karin Campbell. "As a result of customer feedback, we have decided to move toward offering the Blu-ray format only."

Campbell says that all HD DVD products will be sold and gradually phased out of stock over the next few weeks.

"We believe that this will help make the customer purchase decision easier," she added.

And for those who haven't yet taken the plunge, Campbell reassured that Wal-Mart would continue to stock "regular" DVDs and players. However, with the format war slowly coming to a close, we'll likely see more and more customers jumping onto the high-definiton DVD platform this year.

We won't call it a tried and true victory until, as they say, the fat lady sings. But it sure looks like she's taking a deep breath to belt out a big tune very, very soon.

1 comment:

Lee_D said...

Really, all that's left is for Toshiba to throw in the towel, but that's just a formality now.