With an expected announcement on Monday, Blockbuster Inc. will choose Blu-ray over HD-DVD to stock in a majority of it's stores. The company, since late last year, has been testing both HD-DVD and Blu-ray rentals in 250 stores across the United States. During that period, over 70% of high definition renters chose Blu-ray over HD-DVD. Analysts attribute this consumer preference to the wider selection of box office hits available exclusively on Blu-ray, such as "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Casino Royale", and "Spiderman".
HD-DVD fans will still be able to get their fix, though it will be in limited fashion. Blockbuster will continue to stock and rent HD-DVD films in the original 250 test stores and via their online rental service.
News source: Pittsburgh Tribune