Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
It would be cool if Wii U could someday be used as a Blu-ray Player, but I can't hold my breath for this since Nintendo made its own BD proprietary disc format which probably can't read normal Blu-rays at all.
When Wii was hacked, it got the ability to play DVDs but who'd play DVDs on a Wii..
There's nothing proprietary about it, it's just BD with a few tweaks like the Xbox 360 reads DVDs with a few tweaks and the PS3 games are BDs with a few tweaks.
Don't believe the nonsense touted on ignorant gaming sites that they developed their own optical disk format. I suppose technically it's a different format but in reality it's just a BD with extra physical copy protection as with the PS3. Which means if the Wii-U gets hacked, it will read BD-R.
When that happens, I'm sure physical changes will be made to the drive like with the Wii much later in it's life, but until then very much doubt they have made those changes, if history is anything to go by, companies react, instead of being proactive from the beginning.