August 2011 issue of Nintendo Power comes with Pokémon DVD

Surprisingly enough, the latest issue of Nintendo Power August 2011 subscriber edition came with a Pokémon DVD.

The DVD features a music video by the band Presidents of the United States of America called Can’t Stop (Catchin”Em All) which you can see here.

The first episode of the Pokémon Black & White anime series “In The Shadow of Zekrom” is also on this DVD. I guess that’s pretty cool, better than the terrible song above.

Iwata confirms Wii U doesnt play Bluray/DVD

During an E3 Expo Q&A session, Iwata revealed Wii U won’t have Bluray/DVD playback:

Q: Are you planning on making the Wii U more of a home entertainment console by including Blu-ray or DVD drives, or is it going to be more like the Wii, and just be more of a pure gaming console?


Wii U does not have DVD or Blu-ray playback capabilities.

The reason for that is that we feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray, such that it didn’t warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies.

I believe he has a point. By now, most people own more than 1 dvd player.