Wii U won’t play DVDs or Blu-ray

Speaking to their investors last week, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata said that the Nintendo’s new Wii U console won’t be playing nice with your physical movie media.

“We feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray,” Iwata claimed. The main reason given for the omission that this would raise the cost of the console.

It has already been announced, that the console will have its own proprietary disc format, capable of storing up to 25 GB of data.

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