What kind of disc does the Wii U use?

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shanafan
3 years ago#1
Does Nintendo use a propriety format for their game discs? The discs look like they are in pretty good shape when I buy them used, so it's not a DVD-ROM.

They have a back like a blu-ray does, but it's not blu-ray.

I remember the Dreamcast used a format called GD-ROM. What does Nintendo use for the Wii U discs?
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METALINGUS5150
3 years ago#2
It's a proprietary blu ray like disc.

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shanafan
3 years ago#3
Yeah nice, just read it's a 25GB disc from Panasonic
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FayeLady
3 years ago#4
I think its a sort of Bluray that isn't encumbered by licenses. The drive won't actually play back movies, so Nintendo doesn't need to pay a license for it.
If I support the game company, then I won't be supporting the blank DVD business.

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Linkums
3 years ago#5
Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_optical_disc#Wii_U_Optical_Disc

"The Wii U Optical Disc (WUP-006) is the physical game medium for the Wii U, created by Panasonic. The Wii U system is backward compatible with Wii Optical Discs, however not backward compatible with Nintendo GameCube game discs.[13] Reportedly to control costs, the Wii U also uses an optical disc format developed and supplied by Panasonic, with a capacity of 25 GB per layer. The optical discs used for the Wii U differ from other optical disc formats in that they have soft, rounded edges.[14]"

You probably already found that though.
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