During CES 2012, the Game Guys over at news10.net were able to get an interview with Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Cindy Gordon. Among the questions they ask, many focus on the backward capability and movie-disc playback of the system. According to Gordon, it looks like our assumptions were correct. As of now, it looks like the Wii U will not play GameCube, DVD, or Blu-Ray discs.
Will this be a smart move for the Big N? As of now, they have side-stepped DVDs, but instead offered things like Netflix and [soon] Hulu Plus. With the digital distribution era upon us, is it smart for Nintendo to keep this mindset with their next home console? On top of that, will many GameCube fans be upset? Many years have passed since GameCube, and your Wii does still play those games. Granted, that is unless you have recently purchased your Wii, which now does not support GameCube games/controllers.
Check out the video interview below.