It seems another version of the Wii will be available to Japan, which will have DVD playback in 2007, but not the rest of the world. It looks like they won't be upgrading existing Wii's, as the solution is hardware based, not software based:
So are we saying that the Wii is fitted with a laser capable of reading DVDs?
I read somewhere that a software company had "won" the contract to provide a software based DVD solution for the Wii.. sure someone posted a link to the press release on here...
I should hope so as the Wii games are on DVD format. All the Wii really needs is DVD film play back as part of it's interfaced which is essentially a software issue. The only thing is if they made the Wii capable of playing back DVD films then they would have to pay the DVD conortium a licensing fee for every Wii sold. That is the cost issue for them.
I should hope so as the Wii games are on DVD format.