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    [Wii U] Wii U will not play DVD and Blu Ray movies


    Nintendo 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.
    Source- IGN

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    As long as there is a hack to stream lol

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bahawks2 View Post
    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)
    Good question. Are the new games going to be on a new media that they invented? That could get tricky.

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