Wal-Mart Chooses Blu-Ray Over HD DVD

Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that it would phase out its offering of HD DVD product in favor of Blu-ray technology at its 4,000 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the U.S.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that it would phase out its offering of HD DVD product in favor of Blu-ray technology at its 4,000 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the U.S. All stores will offer only Blu-ray and standard-definition DVDs and players by June, the company said. "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.

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