Photo Channel Losing MP3 Support

Changes to the photo channel being introduced in December, will mean only support for AAC music files, dropping the far popular MP3 format.

Check out these enhancements to the Photo Channel, which will be available in December, 2007.

  1. Personalize your Wii Menu by making one of your favorite digital images from an SD memory card as the Photo Channel icon.
  2. The Wii console will replace MP3 compatibility with the ability to play AAC files, which provide a greater sound quality than an MP3 of the same size. This new compatibility will work with MP4 audio files in the .m4a format. Additionally, you can now choose to have the songs play back in a random order.

This comes as quite a strange move from Nintendo, why would they drop support for MP3, does that mean we'll be seeing no support for MP3 for future in game audio? Only time will tell..

Thanks to Mohan who spotted this on the Official Photo Channel page.

[via wii.nintendo.com]