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  1. BluebellGamerYT

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    I want to watch dvds with wiimc but I had a Wii last year which’s had its disk drive dead and I watched DVD’s on it all the time will doing this again break my new Wii?
     
  2. cracker

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    It will wear on the disk drive just like a game requiring constant loading would. It's best to use something else to watch DVDs and save your drive for games.
     
  3. Cryoraptor

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    Why would you want to watch DVDs on your Wii in 2019? The quality will be pretty sub-standard.
     
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  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    Speaking on behalf of parents everywhere... we don't care if our kids watch their shows with sub-standard quality, it still beats the quality we had when we were kids!
     
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  5. FAST6191

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    For your "bloody hell I am old" for the day I will note that the PS2, arguably when the DVD takeover happened, just passed the 19 year mark at this point. Assuming they were 5 when it dropped (never mind some kind of greasy teenager) then they are now in prime sprogging years. This is to say it might not be the case that when I were a lad was much worse? Also if streaming services, which I am told is what everybody is supposed to be using these days, don't figure out that no man can be an island then quality might have been better back then (and while I saw some shoddily mastered DVDs and can spot a comb that lasts a single frame I have yet to go "ooh blu ray" when it comes to resolution).
     
  6. Cryoraptor

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    I'm only 16 (nearly 17) but I already feel old remembering our first Wii in 2007 when it had the latest graphics...
     
  7. MikaDubbz

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    I watched a few DVDs on my Wii via WiiMC back in the day, but I stopped pretty quickly because its a nice novelty but it is a bit janky in how it functions, and now every time I turn on my Wii, the thing sounds like it's dying. I'm certain that if I tried to load up any kind of disc on the system now, they simply wont load (not a big deal mind you as everything I load on it anymore is strictly from SD or USB). Can't say for sure if this is due to loading a few DVDs back in the day, or if the system simply showing it's age (the thing is like 12 or 13 years old at this point) and this is just something that naturally was going to happen regardless. No matter the reason, I still would recommend just using something else that was built specifically to play DVD videos.
     
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  8. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    Agreed. My wii DVD laser is used strictly for ripping discs
     
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  9. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
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    It never had the latest graphics. It was stuck with 480p while the XBox could do 1080i (and 1080p on later models) and the PS3 1080p as well. And even with the lower resolution they still couldn't have as advanced shaders as the other consoles.
     
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    Really when you think about it, all the Wii was, was an upgraded Gamecube with motion controls built in. While it certainly was directly competing with the 360 and PS3, it really can just be considered giving the Gamecube gen a second life when the competition had moved on. And then when Nintendo finally came out with their system that really could compete with the 360 and PS3 (the Wii U), the competition was already about to move on.
     
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  11. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    And yet the Wii won the gold medal in the console Olympics of its generation despite this limitation. Most impressive
     
  12. Pipistrele

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    The extent to which it really won is still debatable though, considering large amount of people buying it as a fitness device or novelty toy for 1-2 games. In a sense, it won over PS3/X360 the same way mobile games won over 3DS/Switch - easily by raw numbers, but hardly by actual dedicated playerbase or quality software (though unlike mobile games, there was still much more quality software on Wii).
     
  13. MikaDubbz

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    I don't think how it won really matters. If every game was for children in preschool and it still outsold both the PS3 and the 360, then we'd still have to recognize that it was the winner in terms of units sold.
     
  14. DaMan4169

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    Nintendo won the fight between the consoles of the time, both Sony and Microsoft took losses on EVERY PS3 and XBOX 360 they each sold. Nintendo made money on all 100+ million consoles sold...
     
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    What does a company selling something as a loss leader (presumably raking it back on publishing fees, sales cuts on various online and offline platforms, online fees and possibly advertising) have to do with anything here?

    Surely it is all about the games.
     
  16. MikaDubbz

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    Wait, are you talking about the Wii? Nintendo was making $50 profit on each Wii sold from the start. In terms of consoles sold of the generation, it's no contest on which system sold for the most profit.
     
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