Wii with DVD playback for Japan delayed

Although it's been a long time since we've even thought of the DVD-ready Wii, the morning edition of Nihon Keizai Shimbun (via IGN) reports Nintendo pres. Satoru Iwata told stockholders that, given the current demand for the Wii, the company's priority is still on that model. Iwata also said the 1seg tuner for DS in Japan will be released this month at retail (it's currently only sold online).

The Japan-only DVD Wii was originally expected to be released in the country sometime late last year, but given the company's general inability to keep up with Wii demand, at this point Nintendo has time to sit around like Winnie the Pooh and think about the Wii's next hardware iteration. As long as the cash keeps flowing, what's the rush?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.