Blu-ray slaps HD DVD in the face

Retail chain Target has said it will only carry only Blu-ray DVD players over the all-important Christmas shopping season. Good news for Sony, but not Microsoft.

While the whole Blu-ray vs. HD DVD issue is a bit like the early stages of a round of Tug-O-War, we are seeing a few more stories popping up in the favor of Blu-ray at the moment.

Target's move to Blu-ray begins in October and will tie in with the promotion of Sony's $500 BDP-S300 player. It's the second major retailer in as many months to throw its weight behind Blu-ray.

The battle's still far from over though, especially as HD DVD is holding its own across Europe.