Blu-ray For The Win?

Speaking to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Sony President and CEO Howard Stringer has predicted success for Blu-ray over HD-DVD in the impending next-gen DVD battle. Claiming that video games will play an important factor in the eventual winner, Stringer looks to the Playstation3 as crucially important to Sony’s forward plans and establishing Blu-ray as the next-gen DVD standard.

Finally Stringer ruled out any chance of an “11th Hour” agreement with Toshiba, suggesting that the specification and sales expectations for Blu-ray have been finalised.