If this is hardware then it sucks. Its foiling the consumer. Do we have to buy another Wii in six-months time to get this? I hope not. Sure i dont care about the DS lite with its white case and slim design, thats cosmetic, but a DVD player?
It better be software. But you know it wont be. And thats how they will keep the price at US$250 by next fiscal year. While unDVD Wii drops to like $200.
I guess this annoys me because, as lame as this sounds, i dont own a DVD player. I don't own a PS2 or a an XBOX. I've got a 12"ibook, but the screen is tiny and the DVD player is lame. I sell my technology. I don't own the consoles i owned previously, the NES, SNES, 64 and GC are all gone. I am Original Gangta Big N from 92. Always have been. So, to me, the possibility of a DVD inside the Wii is awesome, and, they've got me. Tho, like always, i'll just have to sell my launch Wii second-hand, to get the new model.
And one more thing, geez i love nintendo! They're so like, previously "oh, we're not in competition with those other guys who are trying to create like digital entertainment hubs for the lounge room", but then they're like going to add DVD?? WTF? I hear the Wii can't even play audio cd. My point is, i would absoluetly love it if my Nintendo was the digital entertainment hub of my lounge/bedroom. Its all i would have.
It makes so much sense: Wireless remote. TV. and a Wii. Always in power save.
To be honest i can see Nintendo going next level with joint-ventures with Apple e.g., itunes store WiiShop. Airport WiiTunes. Honesty i don't know why there ins't a Nintendo Store in every major city, just like Apple Store.
The Wii to me is like the first computer to come anywhere close to being a kind of future television. It gets the internet away from the desktop, away from a keyboard. It puts photos and video on your tv, i mean seriously, whenever you do that stuff you are huddling around some lame computer screen. And mainly, it gets the TV away from the TV. A computer is personal, its meant for one person. A TV is for like a whole family or a bunch of people.