No DVD Playback For Wii Confirmed

With all the press releases and comments hitting the web today a lot of people noticed that no one of the mention of DVD playback was included in any of these write-ups. Well it has now being confirmed by IGN when interviewing Nintendo VP of marketing that Wii will not include DVD playback. “Nintendo of America’s vice president of marketing and corporate affairs, Perrin Kaplan, confirmed to IGN Wii today that its forthcoming Wii console will not play Hollywood DVD movies. The decision to remove the functionality was made in order to deliver the machine at a cheaper cost and because most people today already own DVD players” their article reads.

Honestly is no DVD playback really that big of a loss for the console? Almost everyone that is interested in games owns a DVD player or at least another console that plays DVD already.