Online features discussed, no DVD playback, Activision gives praise.
I have a DVD player for a reason, it's a GAMING console I want it to play GAMES.
but it would be sweet if it could do other things too!
True, it would be convenient, but then why even keep your Blu-ray and DVD players when everything else in your house can play them?
Better to have the functionality than not! say you have it set up in your room? better to have just one thing that can do everything than have two or three things set up right?
People would complain if it wasn't there
I hate this defense, its so retarded. It would still play games, case in point PS2/PS3/360 You're talking as if you wouldn't get it if they DID include the option to play DVDs.
My PS3 is a gaming machine but I love that it can also play movies via DVD, Blu Ray, and Netflix. The point is gaming consoles today are no longer just gaming consoles they are media centers and if the Wii U does not include these features it will be behind the 360,720,PS3,& PS4.
The original wii couldn't play DVDs either....at least not without hacking it.
But these days DVD playback is a minimum option. We expect our game systems that are hooked up to our TV in the living room to be able to play simple DVDs. Yes we can buy another device to add to the tech mess we already have in our living rooms... but we don't expect to have to. Just like the Wii being two generations behind when it comes to this function the Wii U will follow suit. When your PS2 and Xbox had the functions ages ago... you expect new generation consoles to include it. So don't complain if you can't get internet streaming or other functions that aren't GAME oriented. As you said this is just a game machinee to you.
I already have like 5 dvd players from systems. I dont need another
I don't even own a blu-ray or dvd. Used to have some but sold them. Netflix suffices just fine. And everyone should have seen this coming. Nintendo always uses some proprietary format to avoid licensing fees.
Again I ask why are hardcore gamers complaining over a lack of casual functionality? I don't even turn my tv on unless it's to play a game on it. Thats he kind of gamer I am. For movies I use Netflix and for my anime I use my trusted anime sites on my HD laptop
the wii u could be the halt of nintendo's success this gen.. it seems like they will have fallen behind to much.. as a casual machine this could be great, but in terms of nintendo trying to compete with sony/microsoft it will look bad on their part.. I mean sony have a blu-ray/dvd/cd machine with the muscle of PSN too back it up for a price that will be cheaper than wii U. add all the unique games comming out like last guardian & uncharted 3 too that.. I think nintendo could be in trouble with this machine.. the controller has single touch display.. that's out dated already and the online dosnt sound promising...
so think about it: your getting a hell of alot more value from your ps3 than a wii u.. add the over a 100 games in 3D for ps3 aswell..
Based on what exactly? We don't know enough about it to write it off like you are! Multiple devs and publishers are saying it's a great system. They know more than we currently do.
online streaming and downloading legal or not is the way forward and yes there is a DVD in everything so I dont need another. in my bedroom alone I 4 things that play dvd. PS3, 360, MAC, Sony surround system. Nintendo I believe are learning to listen to people whilst sticking to what they know so that's all good. if they listen to people to much every console would only evolve with just power and nothing else which is why I love this company. Sometimes they get it right and at times wrong so they need to find that balance. Not sure why people are always on sonys dick but hay.
I haven't watched a DVD for years. It's either blu-ray or stream for me.
VHS will always be the best
No Betamax is better than VHS Edit Philips 2000 was better than both.
I still have a huge VHS collection, can't help but pick up some random film for 10p at some market somewhere.
The lack of this feature isnt what bothers me, its when they say that the costs were too high to justify it. The costs for adding a DVD player to the unit would be rather tiny. It makes me wonder if Nintendo is potentially cutting corners to make a buck here and a buck here. At a time when people want everythign in one place and it all to be easily accessible i think this will be an issue. People want more features, not less. As for the online its hard to say at this time but it sounds like a rather loose and unorganized mess right now with no real direction and that may be an issue. However, the launch is still 1.5 years away so they could easily design and build their network by then. I wonder if Nintendo will charge for their network?
never watch dvd's and if i did i would get a dvd player for £10 from tescos, bluray/dvd just adds ££££ to the price of the console when realy half the people just use the things for games and nothin else. people are already complaining that the system better be priced same as the current systems, so people want to buy hardwars 6 years more up to date for the same price as current gen 6 year old systems? ,so in that case when the 720 and ps4 come lets see if they are priced the same as current systems on the market at that time?
Good words Nintendo. Let's see how this goes. I hope the online experience is palatable. Yeah, I guess this article made me more excited
Got my PS3 for Blu-ray/DVD playability. Though it would certainly be a nice addition to the system, I don't see it as a deal-breaker at all.
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