It looks like Target is going to try and put a nail in HD DVDs coffin by carrying a Blu-ray player and Blu-ray discs for the holiday season.
Target will begin carrying the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player sometime in October for $499. At that price, I can’t really see a point in buying it. If you’re thinking about buying someone a Blu-ray player for Christmas would you rather spend 500 bucks on something that just plays Blu-ray and DVDs, or something that does the same thing, and just happens to be a powerful gaming console for the same price? Though for all we know the 60GB PS3s could be gone by then and the Blu-ray player could drop in price.
Thus far Target has made no mention of carrying HD DVD players or discs. Which is not to say that they won’t be carrying them, just that they haven’t told anyone that they will. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Target jumps on Blu-ray bandwagon [via crave]