Nintendo: No hard drive for the Wii

Nintendo has denied suggestions that an external hard drive is currently in development for the Wii – but confirmed that a new peripheral is on the way for DS.

The rumours emerged after Japanese gaming magazine Gamelabo claimed that Nintendo Japan executives held a special meeting recently to discuss the new hard drive.

But a Nintendo of Europe spokesperson said that any such reports are “pure rumour and speculation”.

However, Nintendo has confirmed that there are plans to produce a new headset for the DS handheld. It will allow players to take part in online voice chats and is due to go on sale alongside Pokémon Diamond and Pearl in the US next month, according to website Gamespot.


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