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Wii U won't play DVD or Blu-ray, Nintendo confirms

2011-06-15 10:40:00  ยท  Nick Chester

Likely shocking no one, Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U will not play DVD or Blu-ray movies. 

Like when discussing the Wii, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company thinks you probably already have a device capable of playing those formats. He adds that "it didn't warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies."

It's a fair assumption to make. You likely already do have that functionality built into a device in your living room… on another videogame console. Given that, the lack of physical video disc playback isn't a huge deal, especially since the Wii U will support Netflix and (potentially) other video streaming services. 

When it comes to movies, I have a strict "no physical media" policy after two generations (VHS and then DVD) of owning now near-useless tapes and discs. I ain't mad at Nintendo. But for those who do have a soft spot for touching things and putting them on a shelf, it's a bit disappointing that the Wii U won't deliver on all fronts. 

But hey, that Zelda HD experience demo at E3 has me totally jazzed!

Iwata: Wii U doesn't have DVD or Blu-ray playback capabilities [CVG]


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