Sony, the king of
proprietary formats, has announced they will begin bundling select UMDs with their big brother DVDs. The two packs are
expected to retail for $28.95--a dollar short of the current price of a standalone UMD.
will include Sony flicks Resident Evil, Underworld, and the Fifth Element, but more titles should arrive soon now that
other studios have committed to the UMD format.
Maybe Sony Music will follow suit and bundle DAT, MiniDisc,
and Super Audio CDs with their traditional CDs.