Back to the next generation format wars, Sony has made it known that the PlayStation 3 will officially support the Blu-Ray disc format. What exactly does this mean? For starters, this gives Blu-Ray its own major corporate contender supporting it. This is good press for Blu-Ray, especially after Microsoft announced HD DVD capabilities will be natively supported in Windows Longhorn. Blu-Ray discs can hold about 27 GB of data per side, which means the PS3 will be capable of high-definition movie playback. This opens up a whole new playing field on the gaming front. Now let's see if Microsoft follows suit and announced HD DVD support for the next XBOX.