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    Default New Wii console announced with DVD playback capability

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=159235

    Nintendo has said in a consumer email that it will give further details of a DVD playing Wii in "the latter half of 2007".

    Nintendo and Sonic Solutions revealed last year that both companies would team up and launch a DVD playing Wii at some point in the future. A Go Nintendo reader sent the Big N an email asking about it's the new model of Wii coming with DVD playback and when it will be released.

    The response? "As you know, Nintendo and Sonic Solutions have made an agreement to allow Nintendo the use of Sonic Solutions' DVD technology in a future version of the Wii console. However, launch details, like where (regions or countries) it will sell, release date, or price (although it will be more expensive than the original version) are currently unavailable and won't be revealed until sometime in the latter half of 2007. It will not be available as an add-on attachment."

    The email then goes on to deter anyone owning a DVD player (but let's face it, who doesn't?) from buying the new Wii. "For those who already own a DVD player at home, the launch version of Wii will be the best choice. This version of the console is more affordable and you'll be able to enjoy Wii games immediately.

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    I'm not in the least bit surprised. I had a feeling Nintendo would make DVD's playable, eventually.

    All they have to do is do it through the software. I'm sure in the next few months, they'll add a 'movie channel' to the wii ware lineup.

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    Wow I thought I would see the Wii in classic colors and some other skins to get people to buy 2 before they actually added any new functions to the console.

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    Isnt this old news? Was discussed last week here about a new revision of Wii.

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    what's the "Sonic Solutions' DVD technology"?
    *insert signature >here<*

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