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Blu-Ray's Statement on Wal-Mart's Decision

In light of the big Wal-Mart announcement that came down today and hot on the heels of similar recent decisions by Netflix and BestBuy, Blu-ray Disc Association's chairman Andy Parson issued the following statement:

"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."

The transmission also features a timeline since Warner Bros. announced exclusive Blu-ray support. The reference is available in the full report.

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meepmoopmeep3473d ago

feels good to be on the winning side
*savors*

Silellak3473d ago

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one." - Malcolm Reynolds

Actually, I really don't/didn't care how the format war plays/played out. I just wanted to use a Firefly quote.

Please don't hate me.

INehalemEXI3473d ago

Serenity was a kick a** movie. Wow @ wal mart announcement.

nomad1173472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

"I told all of you PS3 fanboyz that this was gonna happen!! Sony lies to you all and you still stick by their side(duh, dumb!) You all are gonna pay $600 for a overhyped console to play BLU-RAY movies that are gonna lose to HD-DVD anyways!!!"

Didn't he predict wrong lol.

shine13963472d ago

there was another thread on n4g earlier where a bunch of us where trying to convince someone that 'this' anouncement is the biggie. yes the others were big but this one is the biggest non-movie studio announcement. I mean you can never say never but come on already. there's hardly anyone out there who thinks HD-DVD has a chance. Walmart is the behemoth of behemoths.

wallace10003472d ago

Firefly is a fantastic show, stupid fox. Quote away!

Bathyj3472d ago

Well lets hurry up and get Firefly on BR then.

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XxZxX3473d ago

Here's the Statement from HD-DVD camp.

We're f***ed.

MaximusPrime3473d ago

"we shouldnt have called it "HDDVD" in the first place."

-EvoAnubis-3473d ago

Since that literally made me bust out laughing, bubbles for you.

Darkiewonder3473d ago

It's official. Let's hope they [blu-ray owners] don't just stop buying because HD-DVD is gone. :3

Silellak3473d ago

In light of the big Wal-Mart announcement that came down today and hot on the heels of similar recent decisions by Netflix and BestBuy, Blu-ray Disc Association's chairman Andy Parson issued the following statement:

"owned. lol."

-EvoAnubis-3473d ago

This comment, much like the one in the open zone, made me bust out laughing, so you get bubbles too.