The Perrin Kaplan Show continues in earnest (Matt C is nowhere to be seen in this interview, however):
BIZ: Why is Nintendo planning on releasing a DVD enabled Wii so long after the launch of the console? I don’t think many people will care. What’s the point?
PK: I think it’s just to give them a choice. We’ve not yet come out with a firm date; we haven’t talked about it too much. It’s not the top thing on our list.
BIZ: Unless that’s part of the plan for a new Wii hardware revision that would incorporate DVD playback as well?
PK: There are always lots of things in the future.
BIZ: Well, Nintendo does love to tinker with hardware, with three different versions of GBA and DS & DS Lite, etc.
PK: Yeah, we do, we do. If you think about the portable market, how many years that’s been given legs for… we’re talking like almost 17 years of portable gaming with Game Boy.
BIZ: But does the hardware revision model lend itself to the console market also? You relaunched the GBA as the GBA SP, the DS as the DS Lite, so can that be applied to consoles like the Wii?
PK: Sure, absolutely. You’ll see the ways in which we do that.
More of this super long interview in the source link below. UPDATE: Just to add to this, at the conclusion of the interview Perrin spun straw into gold and galloped out of the room on a unicorn.