Source- IGNNintendo President Satoru Iwata has confirmed that "Wii U does not have DVD or Blu-Ray playback capabilities."
Speaking at a a E3 Expo Analyst Q&A session on June 8, 2011, Iwata said that the reason for the omission was that "enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-Ray, such 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 will instead use high-density optical discs.
The question I am more interested in: does it have a USB port?
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So do you think that they took those features out of the system to eliminate pirating via "backup disc's" (aka people making copies without the original disc)
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