Yes, hell may in fact be on its way to freezing over. Wired reports that Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata, while talking to investors during a synopsis of the company’s year end financials, dropped a hint that suggests a future fix may be coming for the system.
Since the Wii’s launch, fans have been practically begging for some sort of extra storage solution from Nintendo. With weekly releases for the VC and the introduction of WiiWare, Nintendo’s belief of SD cards being enough don’t resonate with most.
Well, now there’s hope of some kind of a storage solution actually happening — when addressing the issue, Iwata had this to say: “Statistically speaking, it is true that there are a small number of customers who feel that the flash memory is too small, while many others find that they have plenty of memory,” he continues “However, because this small number of people are none other than the most avid players, we know we have to review the best possible solution to eliminate their inconvenience.”
So can we pretty much say that a Wii hard drive is confirmed? Well, no. But it’s nice to know that the house of Mario is considering possible solutions and may have something up their sleeves.
Iwata also addressed the issue of what to expect from Nintendo in terms of software after their top heavy entry into ’08 with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Fit, and Mario Kart Wii, saying: “Of course, we are preparing for a variety of software for the latter half of this year. However, we are now feeling that the speed at which new information is consumed and made obsolete has become quicker than ever. When I think of today’s situation as a consumer, when I am exposed to new information too early on, I find that I am already tired of it when the product is launched. This is one of the reasons why we would like to keep news at bay until we really have to disclose them.”
Fine, Ninty, we’ll play your waiting game. With E3 just a few months away, chances are the wait won’t be a long one.