PS3 Driving '08 Blu-ray Expansion

The so-called format war between high-definition disc formats is now over. But, a new report by Strategy Analytics details just how much ground the winning Blu-ray standard stands to gain. The Mar. 26 report forecasts that Blu-ray players will have found their way into some 30 million homes worldwide by the end of the year. That number could quadruple by 2012. More interesting yet, sales of Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3 will be the main driver of this growth through at least 2009.

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