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Tuesday June 19, 2007 1:47 pm

Blockbuster To Feature Blu-ray Exclusively in Stores

Blockbuster/blu-rayBlockbuster has decided to rent only Blu-ray in 1,450 of its stores beginning next month when it expands its inventory. Renting both formats in 250 stores late last year, the company said that consumers preferred Blu-ray more than 70% of the time. It will continue to rent both types in those original stores as well as online. Gear Live was so curious about the decision that it studied the “facts” and came up with this:

  • More titles were available on Blu-ray than HD.
  • Several of the major studios, including Disney, were releasing exclusively Blu-ray titles.
  • Sony Playstation 3 already comes equipped with Blu-ray capability.
  • Releases of the popular Casino Royale, Spiderman, and Pirates of the Caribbean came out solely on Blu-ray.

We are still thinking that maybe a battle has been won, but certainly not the DVD war. We just don’t think that buying a new player is worth the price of admission just yet.


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