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Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata confirmed at a question-and-answer session for analysts during last week's 2011 E3 Expo that his company's upcoming Wii U game console cannot play DVD or Blu-ray Discs. Iwata said that the increased costs that playing video DVD and Blu-ray Discs would add, due to patents, outweigh the benefits. He added that he thinks people who would need to play DVDs and Blu-ray Discs would already have players.
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I hope my source is credible enough.

Nintendo just feels so full of themselves right now.
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Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
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I hope my source is credible enough.

Nintendo just feels so full of themselves right now.
Full of themselves?

Sony lost a ton for pricing their PS3 below cost for adding features.
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Not a big deal at all.
    
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Full of themselves?

Sony lost a ton for pricing their PS3 below cost for adding features.
Let me let you in on a little secret: every console ever sold, ever, has been sold at a loss.

Only towards the end of the products life cycle do they start to turn a profit.
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While it is true that most people already have players, some people could want to replace their players with a console (for instance, that's what a ton of people do with PS3/blu-ray stuff). Then again, it's all about the money, so who cares?
    
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im sure that the wii u will be hacked to allow that to happen. The wii already has been hacked to be able to play DVD
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Bluray capability is the main reason I bought my ps3 over a 360. And what do I use it most for? Watching movies, whether its bluray, dvd, netflix, or streamed from the server. This console is going to be interesting.
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Bluray capability is the main reason I bought my ps3 over a 360. And what do I use it most for? Watching movies, whether its bluray, dvd, netflix, or streamed from the server. This console is going to be interesting.
If you had a 360, it would be good enough at games to not bother watching movies on a PS3 all the time.

Nintendo shoots themselves in the foot once again... FAIL
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can't say i care about that, like nintendo says I have my own dedicated player for such things.


What I do care about it how Nintendo will change their online service.
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