Looks like Best Buy will be pushing Blu-Ray as its preferred format starting in March, perhaps removing any doubt that Blu-Ray will win the physical format war.
I kind of get the sense that a format war is like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Here's my suggested "how-to" to the next competitors in the format wars:
step 1 - pre-emptively declare victory
step 2 - watch as the blogospere/echo chamber amplifies and solidifies your declaration
step 3 - rake in the dough as the major studios and retailers fall into line
step 4 - actually win
I left out the part where the winning format quickly loses to the next-big-thing: digital downloads. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD were so busy duking it out to win an already obsolete market, that they ended up losing to tech like Apple TV, Vudu, and *cough* YouTorrent.