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I don't really care if it does anyways. I haven't used a DVD in years now for games or movies. Netflix/Online Services > DVD/Bluray discs. Assuming you have good interwebs.
And also assuming you're the kind who prefers convenience over quality audio and video.
    
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I am a bit surprised by this. People want more value for their dollar, not less.
    
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The wii U is going to most likely cost a bit, so they are doing everything to "cut costs" as much as they can by the looks of things.
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Don't care that waht the PS3 and PC and DVD player is for that I never use anymore.
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And also assuming you're the kind who prefers convenience over quality audio and video.
And if you're that type of person it's 99% sure you already have a way to play DVDs/Blurays
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I didn't read the article, but do they plan to fully go digital?
according to this they have a proprietary 25 gb disc
http://kotaku.com/5812090/the-wii-u-...-blu+ray-discs

its a smart move imo, do not need to create a device that needs dvd playback, and can control cost without licensing out blu ray
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post #18 of 89
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Man, Wii u seems like its gonna suck big time. Dreamcast died coz it didnt have dvd playback
Who watches DVD? DVD looks terrible. SD is old tech HD is now.
Edited by BeerPowered - 6/15/11 at 12:07pm
post #19 of 89
It would not surprise me in the slightest if the new xbox or PS4 did away with DVD playback. In this day and age it is hardly relevant and I can't understand why it would be a selling point. Chances are if DVD playback is what you're after you haven't been sitting waiting for the Wii U to drop before you start watching
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Man, Wii u seems like its gonna suck big time. Dreamcast died coz it didnt have dvd playback
That sucked big time for Dreamcast. Its sucks to hear that the Wii U wont have DVD nor Blu-ray playback sucks too, but given the success of Netflix streaming and the current market of physical discs, I think the Wii U should be all good.
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