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Old 15th November 2006, 08:44   #1
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Default Wii to play DVDs in 2007, but only in Japan

Nintendo has taken a big gamble with their new Wii console, not only because of the motion-based control system, but because they have eschewed huge generational leaps in computational horsepower in favor of a "low-power" approach. Going for a more modest processor upgrade in the Wii allowed Nintendo to keep the unit small and provide "always-on" functionality even in sleep mode, but some have worried that the lack of CPU power and other features could hurt the console's chances. To keep costs down, Nintendo even shipped the Wii without DVD movie playback ability. Now, Nintendo has confirmed that a new model that adds this feature will be available some time next year. This "2007 Wii" model will not feature any increase in horsepower, but will come with DVD playback functionality built-in.
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