GameDaily.biz reports: "Nintendo of America's Public Relations Manager Matt Atwood said that a price has not yet been determined, but that the DVD-enabled Wii would come at a higher price than the standard Wii console ($249) because of the 'extra cost required to implement DVD playback [read QA testing, software development, and licensing fees].' Keep in mind that Nintendo had originally announced the Wii with DVD playback, but later removed the feature because of cost and because most people have separate DVD players nowadays anyway."
The report questions the off/on again two SKU offering and its announcement timing to which the same Nintendo rep asserted "that's why Nintendo is getting the word out," so the two people in the world who don't have a DVD player and intend to buy Wii can wait. But for you two people who probably aren't reading this, expect Wii's DVD add-on to be poopsky as the console doesn't even support 5.1 surround.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 330
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19