It's been a while since we heard anything about the DVD-playing Wii
NIntendo had promised for Japan
this year, and it now looks like that may have been for good reason, as the company has just let out word that the upgraded system won't make it out in 2007 after all. That bit of informations comes from a quiet update to the Q&A section of Nintendo's Japanese website, which cites the need to maintain production of the current model as one of the reasons for the delay (as well as "higher than expected" DVD licensing fees). As IGN points out, however, Nintendo's response doesn't say that the system has been canceled, which seems to suggest that the DVD-playin' system should be making its way out the door out sooner or later -- in Japan, at least.