It was announced at Nintendo’s press conference in Japan eariler today that they will have a firmware update for the Wii in Spring 2009 that will let you download and store WiiWare and Virtual Console games on SD-card directly (source: Eurogamer.net). But there was no mention if you could run the games from the SD-card, we can already copy VC and WiiWare titles to the SD-card, so this announcement isn’t much of a news.
But then, I saw on GameSpot.com who reported from Nintendo’s press event in San Fransisco today where Reggie Fils-Aime said the following:
“Iwata is addressing the problem of Wii storage,” he says. “Soon you will be able to download and store virtual console and WiiWare titles directly your SD card, and play them off your SD card. This will make the Wii download experience much easier.”
So this is NEWS! But I hoped they could put up this feature in a firmware this Fall, and not wait until Spring next year. But hey, Nintendo is solving the storage problem.