Japan To Get DVD-Enabled Wii

If there's one complaint that many people have about Nintendo's Wii (excluding all the "it's not a PS3" comments), it's the lack of multimedia support. Indeed, the console doesn't even play video DVDs back. With this knowledge in mind, Nintendo is working on making a second version of the Wii that will feature DVD playback, though it will cost slightly more than the standard version. Oh yeah, it's also a Japan-only for the time being, meaning that all the rest of the world will have to settle for an external DVD player to get our movie needs. On the upside, there won't be any other changes made to the console aside from the DVD playback, so if you can live without it, your current version should hold up just fine.

[via IGN]