I accept that but why didn't they use that as an added feature when launching the Wii. Nintendo will say we focus on just selling games consoles and not an "everything under the sun console". Yet we now hear they have to turn around and launch a DVD ready Wii. People will say to me if you want all these features buy a PS3 or 360 but I want these features in a Nintendo machine. In two years time through Firmware Updates and retarded DVD ready launches the Wii is gonna be just like those other consoles. Seems flawed to have downloadable content which will only increase as the service gets better and not allow a cheap mass storage medium from day one. Nintendo don't seem to understand we are not Japanese, they like to have lots of gadgets doing specific tasks. I would prefer to use one machine for entertainment in my living room.
Ever since the Playstation launched with the ability to play music cds the world has moved on, hell my 5 years old chipped Xbox has a better all-round featureset than the Wii. The new control method is the only thing innovative about the Wii everything else is a step sideways if not backwards. My old Xbox will continue to be used more often than the Wii simply because it has:
- a 320Gig HD
- plays DVDs, AVIs, MP3s, Photos
- a fully customisable OS
- plays online games with voice chat, etc.
The Weather channel? The Photo Channel? The News Channel? my beer stained Xbox can already do this as well as:
- stream or download Apple movie trailers and Youtube Videos
- search and download from Google Images
- stream Radio/Podcasts
- send and recieve emails
- download RSS Feeds
- surfs the net
- has lots of scripts for other online features that I have no interest in
I am a Nintendo fan but they repeatedly make these sort of stupid design decisions that just annoy me!
And ultimately cripple the machine itself.
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