By the time Wii ends its life (hopefully in 5 years, no sooner), DVD will be old hat. By not including it, people can't say, "Hey look, PS3 has Blu-ray and X-Box 360 has HD-DVD (Sort of), but look at that stupid Wii thing - hah still got DVD!".
I agree, Wii needs a DVD player and it needs to have a blender on the side too. Nintendo should follow Sony's lead with the PS3 grill, people want something to taste while gaming...am I right?
How could you people say it's purely a gaming console? Look at all the completely useless non-gaming channels they add every couple of months!
It wouldn't cost Nintendo much more to make the Wii's play DVDs, it would actualy be realy cheap and a nice add on to the system.
Tsh, why doesn't the PS3 have a BBQ in it.