If you think that Blu-Ray's whomping victory over HD-DVD doesn't have dire implications for the battle between the PS3 and the 360, you'd better think again. Though the PS3 has been behind the 360 in the U.S. for quite some time, that is all about to change drastically in Sony's favor.
Expect to see a huge shift in the video game industry following the power shift in the video media realm; here's what you can expect:
1. Expect developers who are looking to release exclusive titles to begin shifting to the PS3's format; Sony will more than make it worth their whiles, and with HD-DVD dead, the PS3 will be a standard commodity in more homes than the 360 or the Wii in this high-definition generation.
With those developers shifting to PS3 soon, Sony will hold more wildcard developers going into the next console generation; Microsoft will have to work even harder to secure strong exclusive titles. Just as cross-platform hot titles like Call of Duty 4 are pulling users to the Blu-Ray equipped appeal of the PS3, more and more users will switch because developers are going to cater to Sony's whims.