Toshiba surrendered in the costly high-definition format war Tuesday, officially killing off the HD DVD platform.
Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida cited Warner Bros.’ decision to go Blu-ray exclusive: “That had tremendous impact,” he said. “If we had continued, that would have created problems for consumers, and we simply had no chance to win.”
Toshiba vowed to support current HD DVD players.
Nishida indicated the situation with U.S. film studios backing the format was unresolved, the AP reported early today.