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    Wii U Unable to Play DVD & Blu-Ray

    In a recent interview courtesy of the Game Guys, it has been confirmed that the Nintendo Wii U gaming console will be unable to play DVDs and blu-ray compact discs. In addition to this negative news, Nintendo’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs – Cindy Gordon also stated that the Wii U will only be backwards compatible one generation. This essentially means that the Wii U will only be capable of playing Wii U & Wii games, leaving out the traditional GameCube games that we’ve grown to love. However, it was stated that the Wii accessories such as the Wii Balance Board & Wii Nun-chucks will both be fully functional on the up-coming Wii U gaming console.
    “That (playing DVDs and blu-ray discs) is not something that’s included in the system.
    “Typically our consoles go back one generation so that’s what you typically see” – Cindy Gordon.
    I’m quite disappointed in the above news even though DVD players can be picked up for approximately twenty dollars these dayes and blu-ray hasn’t really taken off as of yet, it seemed like a luxury feature that would of been nice to have incorporated in the Wii U gaming console. What does everyone else think?
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    That gives on more thing for anti-nintendo guys to say: "your console can't even allow you to watch DVDs".

    Hopefully this will be possible with softmods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isoguy View Post
    That gives on more thing for anti-nintendo guys to say: "your console can't even allow you to watch DVDs".

    Hopefully this will be possible with softmods!
    +1, thinking good thoughts about mods for this one. I am more hopeful it will be able to play .mkv files actually

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    well now thats a disappointment. here's me thinking ill be able to watch my fav dvd movies on the wii U. hope they decide to fix that

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    They wont. They say the system doesnt need it because of all the other devices out there that do that. a future softmod or hard mod will likely be the only way. and probably only from hdd considering the wii u will ONLY read the special 25gb discs meant for it.

    Did I come off like a jerk?? Read more here


    [/spoiler]

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    Wiimc has been updated to support the Wii U. You can now play DVDs on it.

    Sent from my iPhone using WiiHacks App

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Gh0st View Post
    Wiimc has been updated to support the Wii U. You can now play DVDs on it.

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    prove it! LMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Gh0st View Post
    Wiimc has been updated to support the Wii U. You can now play DVDs on it.

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    Hahaha...yeah what shifty said...lol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Gh0st
    Wiimc has been updated to support the Wii U. You can now play DVDs on it.

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    You're funny...seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    prove it! LMAO!
    Here is the link

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