Universal Studios, which exclusively supports HD DVD, basically thumbed its nose at Blockbuster in its response to the rental chain’s decision to favor Blu-ray. A marketing manager for Universal said that rental income from places like Blockbuster only brings in less than one percent of its revenue. No big loss, in other words. So much for the predictions of it being the end of the world for HD DVD.
Meanwhile, Microsoft once again stated unequivocally that it has no intention of supporting Blu-ray since HD DVD is better for consumers. It cited the one, set-in-stone standard on what makes an HD DVD disc and HD DVD disc as one of the reasons why it’s better.