WOOLLIES has has become the first retailer to throw its hat into the ring solely for Blu-Ray.
The outfit has said that from March it will only stock Blu-Ray high definition DVDs from March, with HD-DVDs being dropped completely.
According to the Retail Bulletin, the reason is that after Woolworth's staff added up sales of high definition titles over the Christmas period Blu-Ray DVDs outsold HD-DVDs by ten-to-one.
Woolies is promising to hav a Blu-Ray DVD chart in all 820 stores and a Blu-Ray DVD back catalogue section in larger stores.
The outfit has been one of the biggest sellers of high definition format disks. It has also seen sales rising by more than 40 per cent a month.
A Woolworth's spokesman said that it is fairly clear that the market is moving to Blu-ray pretty quickly. He said the reason is because of Sony's PS3 which plays Blue Ray disks. Since there are about three quarters of a million PS3s in Blighty that makes for a good market.
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