DVD-Enabled Wii Delayed But Still Coming
A long while back, Nintendo announced that there was going to be a DVD-playing version of the Wii which would release in the future. At the time, they said the latter half of 2007.. and here we are. Nintendo has confirmed that the DVD Wii is still definitely coming, but its release has been pushed back.
This announcement relates to Japan, however; as Chris Kohler pointed out at Game|Life, “In America, you can just make any old announcement you want, never follow up on it, and then, when your customers ask for an explanation, suggest that they are whiny ingrates.”
Nintendo’s statement to Japan is as follows:
Although we had told you that we planned to release the model described above in the latter half of 2007, we will not be able to. We are currently focusing our efforts on manufacturing the current version of the hardware and fulfilling the strong demand in Japan, the US, and Europe.
We apologize deeply for troubling our customers and making you wait. We humbly ask for your understanding.