Woolworths, a UK retail chain, has been trialling both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD product ranges. They found that sales for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray had been virtually non-existent, however since the PlayStation 3 release, Blu-Ray movie sales have seen a steady increase in saled. As a result, they are now rolling out Blu-Ray movies across all their medium to large stores, but will be dropping all HD-DVD lines.
Last month, Blockbusters announced that it would stock only Blu-Ray titles in 1,450 of their 1,700 stores in North America. This is bad news for the HD-DVD format and could mean the end of the high definition DVD war if other retailers follow suit.