What are Wii U discs made of? :)

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Dec 9, 2016
  1. thekarter104
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    Hello everyone.

    First off, this is not a rant, hence the ':)' in the topic title.
    Last year, I was playing with my Wii (Not Wii U), but the Wii U was on the same shelf.

    For whatever reason, the entire shelf fell down from a height of 2 meters I think.
    When everything was in place after I cleaned up the mess, I heard some sort of really loud noise as soon as I turned on the Wii U for the entire time the Wii U was powered on. Tried pressing the eject button to eject the disc, but it didn't work and didn't want to open the Wii U.
    After some moving and wobbling with the Wii U, the disc finally came out and the loud noise stopped.

    When I looked at the disc: NO SCRATCHES!!!! Game still works perfectly!
    It's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

    I remember PS1 discs are very vulnerable to scratches, so I was so surprised that there were no scratches on my Smash disc.

    I decided to make this thread after seeing this topic.

    Nintendo consoles are pretty much unbreakable.
     
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    They're made from Nintendium of course!

    I'm actually pretty sure they're Blu-Ray discs with the same scratch-proof coating (ever try scratching a Blu-Ray?)
     
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    120mm of circular plastic with "durabis" hard coating technology thats originally developed by TDK corporation.
     
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    Nintendium.
     
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    Did you have your games at 2 meters height? almost 6 foot 7 inches? :o you're crazy!
    I'm happy the discs were fine, I remember my ex-girlfriend accidentally kicking over my original PS2 from its standing position. It totally scratched up my copy of Silent Hill 2, that it became unplayable. Had to order a new copy from England because they were hard to find here at the time :P Oh well!
     
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    Damn, I laughed. Hats off to you sir.
     
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    They're single layer Blu-ray, to be accurate, rather than the commonly used double layered one. Each disk holds around 25GB of data. Even though there's no game even reached 20GB till now.
     
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    Zelda:BotW might.

    I do like how soft the edges of the Wii U Blu-ray Discs are.
     
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    They are made from Iwatas heavenly mana, sprinkle of Reggies magic dust and tears of Sony fanboys who will never have this wonderful console.
     
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    i wonder the type of dye they use for the data layer. better be durable.
     
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    Professionally manufactured discs like Wii U game discs don't have a dye layer. They use a layer of aluminum (or some other metal) that was pressed at the factory by a master disc stamp.

    Dye layers are only found in recordable discs, e.g. BD-R (or in the case of Wii U, CAT-R).
     
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    Yeah your correct. i completely forgot about the difference in pressed vs burnable. lol. for pressed cd-s it is aluminum i think.DVDs might actually be the same.
     
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    Well, better watch out, Wii U discs sometimes break for literally no reason. ;)
     
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    Haven't had that happened.
     
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    Happened to me with 4 discs.

    It also happened to other people like @NWPlayer123.
     
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    How does it just break?
     
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    It gives you shit about it being not clean. (or not readable)
     
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    Yep, had it happen with my copy of Sm4sh (stopped working for no reason at all 4 days after I got it), with Darksiders 2 after not playing for a long time, MH3U (i played the shit out of that game though, 1000+ hours) and the list goes on.
     
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    I found this post wirtten on wikipedia, but it a bit confusing.

    Perhaps is implying blu-ray movie compatibility was once part of the idea but rejected. Is not important cause we know that already and the wii disc are all DVD format, but wii u disc is made by panasonic, and never admits to being labeled "BLU-RAY DISC" Neither does the list of blu-ray disc users on the blu-ray wiki article. So if is not enough evidence to say Is a blu-ray disc, then maybe is not one.

    But the smoothe edges though. :)
     
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    The real reason Wii U doesn't support normal blu-rays is that it would have enabled piracy instantly.
     

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