From Daily Game:
"In the yin and yang of home entertainment, few companies or consortiums maintain market dominance forever. The "format war" between Betamax and VHS dragged out for just over a decade, with Sony's Betamax technology ultimately falling by the wayside. Likewise, the battle between Laserdisc and VHS endured for 22 years, with Paramount publishing the last Laserdiscs in 2000. Sony and Paramount find themselves at opposite ends of yet another format war (Blu-ray Disc versus HD-DVD), but this latest conflict may essentially be over before it began. Today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced it will abandon the HD-DVD format and exclusively publish Blu-ray movies effective June 2008. The consequence of this announcement? Sony's finally going to get its format dominance. "