Legit Mario Kart copies getting DREs?

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  1. The Teej
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    Rumor: Mario Kart Wii may also be plagued by disc read errors

    Did your nearly two years of anticipation come to an anticlimactic conclusion last month when your stubborn, soiled Nintendo Wii refused to play the pristine copy of Smash Bros. Brawl you'd just purchased? If you were one of the unlucky owners of an unkempt Wii whose dust-covered laser couldn't read the dual-layer Brawl disc, we've got bad news -- there's a chance your bedraggled home console will refuse to read Mario Kart Wii as well.

    GoNintendo cited German gaming news site GameFront with reporting numerous complaints from owners of the Japanese version of the game, saying it often refuses to load and is plagued by frequent crashes -- likely due to the same dual-layered woes suffered by Brawl. Thing is, we can't find any reports of Mario Kart Wii being a dual-layered game -- on the contrary, some early purchasers (and those who obtained the game through more ... dubious channels) are certain it's single-layered. We doubt it's cause for widespread panic -- but keep a wary eye out for further complaints.

    Souce: Joystiq
     
  2. Bob Evil

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    Mario Kart Wii is not dual-layer.

    I have an original, I have thrown it in my drive ... yes, it can read Wii discs ... and have even dumped it, out of curiousity ... it's a single-layer disc.

    I say this, because I have seen a few reports now of people claiming it to be dual-layer ... yet the above article claims that the reporter has not seen such reports ... hmmm
     
  3. darkazn91

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    I thought that mario kart should be the same as any other single-layer wii game, so there shouldn't be a problem unless your wii can't read any games.
     
  4. Shuny

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    This is a false rumor. MKWii isn't dual layer so I wonder why MKWii would crash and not the other games ?
     
  5. Bob Evil

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    As it's only Japanese copies, I guessing some kind of batch error at the factory.
     
  6. Shuny

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    They would have noticed it at the factory imho.
     
  7. arctic_flame

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    It only takes one site to post a rumour and it's all over the internet with no proof
     
  8. Bob Evil

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    Batch error with the hardware then ... I can't think of too many reasons for something like this, can you?