After the unexpected departure of Warner Bros. from the HD DVD camp, the next-generation optical disc format war seems to have ended. After June 1, when Warner Bros. will start releasing all of its high-definition movies only on Blu-ray Disc, Sony's next-generation DVD format will account for 70 percent of the high-definition market.
For most analysts, Blu-ray Disc will win the war in 2008.
How does this affect the console wars, in which Sony used the PlayStation 3 to impose the Blu-ray Disc format and Microsoft obviously set up in the opposite camp?
It's funny that we are now asking this question, considering the fact that, until Warner Bros' switch, it was the other way around.