While consumer-level stakeholders on the Blu-Ray side of the great format wars of 06-08 (ie the pawns) are happy enough, imagine how the Sony top brass are feeling right now. They’re so excited they just can’t hide it. Take SCEA boss Jack Tretton, for example:
The emergence of Blu-ray as the de facto high definition standard is one more reason why PS3 is a great value to consumers…The combination of strong sales, Blu-ray dominance and widely-anticipated games all point to 2008 as a breakthrough year for PS3.
Don’t know about the games just yet (anyone who thinks MGS4 can carry 2008 on its own is dreaming), but the strong sales and Blu-Ray dominance bits both check out.
Sony US responds to HD-DVD demise [Eurogamer]