You have a DVD and Blu-Ray player right? Well if not and you are in the market for one, make sure you don’t rely on the Wii U, because it doesn’t come with support either format.
Speaking in a recent investor Q&A, Nintendo’s Iwata confirmed that the Wii U will not support DVD playback or Blu-Ray, due to “enough people” already having more than enough devices in their home which support this function.
“The reason for that is that we feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray, such that it didn’t warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies.”
Wii U arrives next year.