by CIO Staff

Sony Blu-Ray DVDs to Hit Retail Stores on June 20

Jun 14, 20061 min
Consumer Electronics

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, a division of Sony, on Tuesday said it will deliver its first seven films in the high-definition Blu-ray format to retailers on June 20, Reuters reports.

Sony’s rollout of the Blu-ray titles is set for the same date it plans to release a PC that can play Blu-ray disc, and Samsung Electronics also plans to simultaneously release its first publicly available Blu-ray DVD player, according to Reuters.

The format battle between Sony’s Blu-ray and rival HD-DVD, which was developed by a Toshiba-led group, is just beginning, and Blu-ray’s success—or lack thereof—could have huge financial implications for the electronics giant.

Sony Headquarters
Sony Headquarters

On June 20, Sony will release 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler, The Fifth Element, featuring Bruce Willis, and Will Smith’s Hitch, among others, Reuters reports.

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