HD DVD appears to be, at last, dead

Do you hear that sound? It's the fat lady, and she's singing for HD DVD. If you're one of the unfortunate people who gambled on an HD DVD player while the format war was still raging, I have bad news for you: the format lost. It's dead, done for.

Ever since Warner bailed on the format, it's been a downhill slide for poor HD DVD. Recently, Netflix and Best Buy both decided to stop stocking the discs, and now Wal-Mart has joined the pigpile, effectively stabbing the struggling format in the heart. Congrats, Sony. Your format, Blu-ray, has emerged as the winner. Now we can all go out and buy the players without worrying about them becoming obsolete. Consider the format war over, my friends.

Ars Technica, via Slashdot