Who to believe? Well, the NOE spokesman didn't explicitly say that the new version of the console would be strictly limited to Japan, only that the company would "not making any further region specific announcements at this time." So this isn't a denial of the NOA statement about North American plans, just a simple "no comment" from the European branch of the company. There is still no indication whether Nintendo has any plans to release the DVD-enabled system in Europe.
It's a bit surprising that all this talk of a new version of the Wii is coming just days before the system launches in North America and weeks before it hits the rest of the world. While most potential Wii buyers have probably already decided that a DVD player in their console is not that important, confusing the market with rumblings of a more feature-packed version to come can only have a negative effect on launch day demand.
- Key specs
- 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