Nintendo + Blu Ray will be the killer next generation combo.

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oldschoolfool said:
cAPSLOCK said:

In the video game market

Some have speculated that Nintendo will be the first video game console maker to implement holographic data storage due to the recent uncovering of a Joint Research Agreement between InPhase and Nintendo.[10]

Nintendo is also mentioned in the patent as a joint applicant: "... disclosure is herein made that the claimed invention was made pursuant to a Joint Research Agreement as defined in 35 U.S.C. 103 (3), that was in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made, and as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the Joint Research Agreement, by or on the behalf of Nintendo Co., and InPhase Technologies, Inc." [11]

That's even assuming we'll be using physical media at all in 10 years.

that would be cool if nintendo could implement something like that.

And also expensive as hell right now. The Nintendo won't be using it, that is fairly certain but perhaps a future one. By that time, others will probably also be implementing similar tech in their consoles.

End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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sjhillsa said:
Wii is Mini DVD??? They still use 4.37GB and dual layered discs for games like SSBB...how is that Mini DVD system??? Also, why do people use 'copied' DVDs to play on it?

Note: I don't own a Wii.

It uses an extended version of the miniDVD technology that allowed them to use it without paying royalties.  They both work differently from DVDs.