It appears that Nintendo's earlier claims
of releasing a Wii with DVD playback included outside of Japan next year might have been incorrect. Turns out, it's confirmed that only Japan will receive the console and no other territory, despite a worldwide agreement with Sonic Solution to provide its CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator for Wii consoles. Eurogamer asked a Nintendo UK spokesperson to elaborate on the situation:
"We have previously confirmed that an enhanced version of Wii capable of playing DVD's would launch at some point in the future in Japan. This release simply confirms Sonic as the partner in that venture and that the new version of Wii will come to market in the second half of 2007. It does not confirm where it will launch. We are simply not making any further region specific announcements at this time.