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Topic: Can the Wii U read dual layer discs?

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makleod99

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Not Wii dual layers discs, but Wii U dual layer discs? I know it can obviously read single layer (25gb) discs, but how about 50gb discs? Would be nice to have that ability in case Final Fantasy 32 ever comes to the Wii U!

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Since the Wii can, I don't see why the Wii U couldn't :)

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It's yet to be conformed at this point although.... Wait there's a game called Final Fantasy 32?

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makleod99 wrote:

in case Final Fantasy 32 ever comes to the Wii U!

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SCAR392

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I'm pretty sure it can. Being able to read dual layer discs is pretty standard, now.
Also, GTA 4 used approximately 13GB vs. Lego City's 20GB, so dual layer discs might be used more often if they plan on doing any more content/graphics wise.

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makleod99

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SCAR392 wrote:

I'm pretty sure it can. Being able to read dual layer discs is pretty standard, now.
Also, GTA 4 used approximately 13GB vs. Lego City's 20GB, so dual layer discs might be used more often if they plan on doing any more content/graphics wise.

Exactly. Right now 25GB may suffice, but I can imagine Monolith's "X" maybe needing more than 25gb. Hope it won't be an issue. 50GB would be nice!

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PloXyZeRO

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There's so way to be 100% sure but I don't see why not...there just hasn't been a reason to use them yet
Anyway....25GB is already ridiculously big for a game...I REALLY doubt we'll see many games go over that limit. If they do, I bet you it's because the games have a huge soundtrack and lots of pre-rendered cutscenes at 1080p with little compression.

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makleod99

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PloXyZeRO wrote:

There's so way to be 100% sure but I don't see why not...there just hasn't been a reason to use them yet
Anyway....25GB is already ridiculously big for a game...I REALLY doubt we'll see many games go over that limit. If they do, I bet you it's because the games have a huge soundtrack and lots of pre-rendered cutscenes at 1080p with little compression.

I just remember Final Fantasy XIII being HUGE on the PS3, and the cutscene graphics were much better looking than the 360 counterpart. Like I said before, just nice to have the 50gb option if needed. Who knows what 2017 will bring in gaming...

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Porky

9. Posted:

Wait, so a Wii U can always play a wii dual layer disc, say, Super Smash Brothers Brawl with no trouble ever?

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SCAR392

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Wait, so a Wii U can always play a wii dual layer disc, say, Super Smash Brothers Brawl with no trouble ever?

Ya, but some people may still doubt that it would work for high capacity discs. I'm pretty sure Nintendo wants Wii U to AT LEAST be able to read dual layer.
I think it does, but that's not enough proof :P

EDIT: It says "25 GB per layer" on Wiki. I think Nintendo's discs have the same capabilities as bluray. They just created a new disc so they didn't have to pay to use the bluray disc logo and stuff.

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Kawaiipikachu

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Ezekiel wrote:

Wait, so a Wii U can always play a wii dual layer disc, say, Super Smash Brothers Brawl with no trouble ever?

The Wii also able to read Super Smash Bros Brawl s well with no trouble what so ever.

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Kawaiipikachu wrote:

Ezekiel wrote:

Wait, so a Wii U can always play a wii dual layer disc, say, Super Smash Brothers Brawl with no trouble ever?

The Wii also able to read Super Smash Bros Brawl s well with no trouble what so ever.

Not mine; the disc lens cleaner I bought doesn't even help me start up Braw anymore on my normal wii. The question was if Wii U can play the Wii's dual layer discs with no trouble; no help with a disc cleaner either.

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SCAR392 wrote:

Ezekiel wrote:

Wait, so a Wii U can always play a wii dual layer disc, say, Super Smash Brothers Brawl with no trouble ever?

Ya, but some people may still doubt that it would work for high capacity discs. I'm pretty sure Nintendo wants Wii U to AT LEAST be able to read dual layer.
I think it does, but that's not enough proof :P

EDIT: It says "25 GB per layer" on Wiki. I think Nintendo's discs have the same capabilities as bluray. They just created a new disc so they didn't have to pay to use the bluray disc logo and stuff.

Thank you.

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