This just might be the straw that broke HD DVD's back. Wal-Mart has announced that it is going Blu-Ray exclusive. The retail giant stated via press release that it wants to make a quick transition, and have all Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, along with their websites WalMart.com and SamsClub.com to offer only Blu-Ray discs, players and accessories by June.
"We've listened to our customers, who are showing a clear preference toward Blu-ray products and movies with their purchases," said Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Wal-Mart, U.S. "With the customers best interest in all we do, we wanted to share our decision and timeline with them as soon as possible, knowing it will help simplify their purchase decision, increase selection, and increase adoption long term. We anticipate enhancing our selection with continued great values in hi-definition Blu-ray products, so our customers can further enhance their entertainment experience at home."
The release also stated that Wal-Mart will continue to sell through its HD DVD inventory, but that customers will notice a sizeable shift to Blu-Ray within the next 30 days in both the stores and websites.