it apparently "requires more than a firmware upgrade", so i wouldnt hope too muchThere were rumours a few weeks back that there will be a version of the Wii that will allow DVD playback & probably just a firmware fix for all us early adopters.
It does run games off DVD after all so would expect it to be simple to make it run movies as well.
Just because you have a modchip doesnt mean you have to buy pirate software does it??If thats a genuine Viper release, theres every chance (in fact, a high chance) they have a working chip, Viper were the first to crack the GC and provide a modchip solution for the masses.
Personally I wont be chipping my Wii, I like to have the real deal game wise, theres just something about owning the originals you dont appreciate games when you have 100's of copies.
Without turning this into a massive debate about the does and dont's of chipping, I think no one can deny that the vast majority of people would chip their systems simply to play copy games.Just because you have a modchip doesnt mean you have to buy pirate software does it??
If there is one available I will probably consider it this time...I REALLY need to play Bleach & as far as I'm aware this will only get a JAP release & as there is no way I can afford nor want a second a Wii to play one game I will look into the possibilty of a chip that will allow me to do so.
Remember as well US/Jap software is normally cheaper than the UK equivalant so a chip to enable me to buy cheaper games will be most welcome.