Originally Posted by hotsand5
+1. The built in blue ray dvd player is worth $1000 alone. The only thing that turns me off for wii is that it is not in HD. As with previous gaming systems, when you get a bigger screen tv, such as 50"+, the picture is really crappy...but not in HD.
I remember reading that Nintendo estimated/calculated that global HDTV market penetration is still rather low, as such they decided on a system that could support up to 480p for now and introduce an HD gaming system as it's replacement in 5-6 years.