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Iwata on Wii U's Online and Multimedia Capabilities

Andriasang writes "Nintendo's new console, Wii U, will not have DVD or Blu-ray playback capabilities. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed this to investors during a Q&A session at E3 last week."

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D0ffy1867d ago

Didn't expect it to at all and dunno why it should anyway. Got my PS3 for Blu-ray playback, but will get the Wii U just for gaming, just as I did with the Wii. Blu-ray/DVD playback would be a nice finess, but certainly not vital IMO. Would just mean it would be more expensive.

dedicatedtogamers1867d ago

Nintendo has lost their way. With the DS and the Wii, they talked about getting back to the roots of gaming and making videogames - not movies or TV shows - the center of the living room. That was less than a decade ago.

Now Nintendo has turned into a toddler in pull-ups shouting "I'm a big boy! Lookie me! I have multiplatform games that come a year after they hit the other consoles (Battlefield 3, Arkham City)! Imma big now, mommy!"

D0ffy1867d ago

How does that post have anything to do with Blu-ray playback? Isn't removing Blu-ray playback a sign of focusing on games (though I know Wii didn't have it either)?

I'm not quite sure I understand what you're saying here. If I'm not mistaken you're just trolling then.

dedicatedtogamers1867d ago

No, Nintendo is trying to be more multimedia focused these days, which is a departure from how they used to be.

AAACE51867d ago

Doesn't matter to me, I haven't bought a movie in years! I went from having over 500 dvd's to none and haven't looked back! Netflix all the way!

At least you are ensuring that your drive will have extra life by not over using it for multiple task.

gamingdroid1867d ago

I agree with you, I completely stopped buying dvd's a long time ago. Especially after netflix started streaming and since, I bought 2 Blu-Rays, both less than $10!

What concerns me more is that Nintendo is making their network too open without any standard requirement. That is essentially the strategy PSN (or lack of) had, thus not all games support trophies, less people with headset and a bunch of others (mostly minor) features....

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pcz1867d ago

oh really? then you will have no excuse for putting out an expensive price tag on this thing.

gamingdroid1867d ago

cough cough... they are going back to their roots

shikamaroooo1867d ago

They are cheapening the Wii U manufacturing costs

fossilfern1867d ago

I love how all the details of the system are coming after their press conference. The Wii U was badly presented at E3

Knushwood Butt1867d ago

"but I can speak generally about the direction that we are moving in.".

That sums up everything Nintendo has to say regarding the Wii U.

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