Sony UMDs: Untimely Mass Destruction of the format?

PspumdWhile the UMD format might have sounded good on paper for Sony’s PSP, we might be witnessing yet another proprietary format go bye-bye. I’ve often seen the UMD movies on shelves at Target and other stores, but it sounds like we might have seen the last of the UMDs at Target. The discs, which are used for movie viewing on the portable gaming device from Sony, are apparently disappearing from the shelves and not in a good way. It’s possible that Target has just decided to drop the movie format from their stores, but my guess is that based on the store’s low prices, they sell a large chunk of the overall UMD movies sold. If you can’t get them from Target, does that mean the format is doomed or do you think it will be alive and kicking six months from now?

-kct

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