Gartner claims HD DVD is dead by end of 2008 Page: 1
Gartner has claimed..
That an end to the HD format is nigh. With lowering HD DVD sales and an an increased consumer trend towards Blu-Ray, Gartner has said that we will see the demise of HD DVD by the end of 2008.
Fud had this to say:
Toshiba has vowed to continue the fight against Blu-ray, but in recent days the picture continues to look bleak for HD DVD. It seems that consumers are starting to believe that the HD format war is at an end and Blu-ray sales are starting to experience an upswing; but HD DVD supporters are suggesting that is because HD DVD owners have not yet begun to purchase more new HD DVD titles. In recent days, reports are starting to filter in that retail locations are already starting to scale back their HD DVD title offerings and retailers are clearance-ing out remaining HD DVD players. Once remaining HD DVD players and titles are sold, many are suggesting that retailers will not re-stock, which seems all but certain according to reports.
Frankly Tosh are just delaying the inevitable, it even looks as though Microsoft will have to start thinking about Blu-Ray players for it's flagship console, the Xbox 360.