@Hairy: Most likely. I'm now tempted to nab one, especially at the £150 price point. Since the PS1 (My first console), I've not bought a console that can't play backups; UK law actually states that the ability to use a backed up piece of software is a requirement of hardware devices. Now that the WiiU can play backups...
problem they could face is piracy of games
selling consoles isnt where the money is at, its how many games people buy for that console
xbox 360 won the console are of this current gen cus they had the highest attach rate
Wa? people are going to steal all of Nintendo's games for the Wii U .... all 8 of them! oh NOES!
My Wii U is nothing more than a Netflix paperweight that my 3 year old daughter uses to watch Dora, Nintendo let me down HUGE!
All of a sudden the Wii U sounds like a worthwhile system!
Hacked instantly, just like the Sega Dreamcast!
"The current game line up isn't even worth pirating so why waste money on the Wii U console itself?"
-Yeah, maybe the new Mario game but other than that, there's nothing worth playing on that system
Console makers fight against piracy so much because they usually sell their consoles at a loss in hopes of recuperating the cost through the sales of software (games). Though I'm not sure if that has been the case for Nintendo, but Microsoft and Sony have been selling their consoles at a loss for years.
what bit of the uk law says this?
because if that's true Microsoft sony and Nintendo are breaking the law (I cannot play backed up copies of my ps2 games on my ps2 or the same for my xbox360)