The Internets have been ablaze this morning with the shocking (if you’ve never played a videogame before) news that the Nintendo Wii U won’t have DVD player support. Nerds frothing with the notion that something wrong has happened have stormed Twitter with comments like “EPIC FAIL, NINTENDO!”, “you fools!”, and my personal favorite, “more like PEE-U!” (I like to imagine that last one was typed totally unironically, because it lets me hate whoever typed it even more.)
Of course, what everyone’s missing is the fact that YOU ALREADY OWN A DVD PLAYER. Probably like six of them. Probably like six of them PER TV. Which would you rather have: an entertainment device that plays every possible video medium, and also videogames, or a videogame console that doesn’t cost $600? (Sorry, PS3, but there’s a reason nobody bought you at launch.)
I’ll grant you that Blu-ray support might’ve been nice for those who don’t have a PS3, but really? You’re going to complain that Nintendo isn’t jacking up the price of the Super Wii by including features that nobody on Planet Earth has any use for? That’s like the opposite of what we were criticizing the 3DS for.
It’s as though people just enjoy complaining, whether their complaints make any sense or not. On the Internet, no less!