Remember just a couple weeks ago when we found out that
an enhanced version of the Wii, featuring DVD playback, would appear in Japan next year for a slightly increased price? Supposedly, that version would never ever in a million years make it to North American shores.
Is this a deal breaker? Not for me, I suppose—pretty much everything in my house, up to and including my toaster, plays back DVDs; and given that my primary DVD player is also region-free, it’s going to take some serious functionality to supersede that . And, as others have pointed out, the Wii doesn’t support 5.1 surround sound, so I wouldn’t hold my breath for the slightly upgraded version.