Porn drops HD DVD, backs Blu-ray: Call for the bell, this one’s over

As if the annoying hi-def format war wasn’t already entering the end phase, today’s news that adult film studio Digital Playground has decided to abandon HD DVD and stick solely with Blu-ray has to finally hammer a welcome nail in the coffin of this battle. While it was confirmed false that Paramount had dropped HD DVD, a far more crucial loss has occurred — pornography is considered a crucial key to success in a format war, and HD DVD has lost a big source of those valuable, valuable breasts.

Sony used to have a hardline stance against porn on its formats, but recently allowed Digital Playground to start releasing titles on Blu-ray. This has turned out to be a most prudent move as the supplier of fine adult arts has deemed the success of BD far more important than HD DVD. This leaves the suffering format with just Universal and the aforementioned Paramount. 

Unless the new Indiana Jones is turned into a hardcore gangbang session, things aren’t looking too good.

Jim Sterling