It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Wii to play DVDs in 2007, but only in Japan Wii to play DVDs in 2007, but only in Japan
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Wii to play DVDs in 2007, but only in Japan
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15th November 2006, 08:44   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,682
jmke has disabled reputation
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.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061114-8225.html
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2007 jmke WebNews 0 14th August 2007 22:21
Wii Modchip to Allow Play of Backup Games jmke WebNews 0 27th January 2007 13:19
Using Wii Controller to play Half-Life 2 on a computer jmke WebNews 0 5th December 2006 21:13
Wii Launches, Sells Out in Japan jmke WebNews 1 3rd December 2006 17:02

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:03.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO