That said, Best Buy will continue to carry HD-DVD products.
In the press release, Brian Dunn, Best Buy’s president and chief operating officer said:
"Consumers have told us that they want us to help lead the way. We’ve listened to our customers, and we are responding. Best Buy will recommend Blu-ray as the preferred format. Our decision to shine a spotlight on Blu-ray Disc players and other Blu-ray products is a strong signal to our customers that we believe Blu-ray is the right format choice for them.So they will be pushing Blu-ray over HD-DVD but they'll still carry HD-DVD. But when someone comes at you with a recommendation - and consumers aren't deaf, they have to be hearing about all that's going on - why would you go with HD-DVD?
Best Buy has always believed that the customer will benefit from a widely-accepted single format that would offer advantages such as product compatibility and expanded content choices. Because we believe that Blu-ray is fast emerging as that single format, we have decided to focus on Blu-ray products."
The writing has been on the wall for HD-DVD for some time. It seems to be written in permanent marker now, however.