A Q&A section on the Japanese Nintendo website states that the company will introduce DVD playback functionality in 2008.
The reason is that Nintendo needs to concentrate on its production lines to ensure enough devices for the Christmas rush this year.
The company had planned to add DVD playback to the device in the second half of 2007.
It is not yet clear whether Nintendo will add the functionality through a firmware update for existing devices or roll out a whole new generation of consoles.
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