As the internet, and our friends over at GoNintendo, has fully exploited about recent chats with Laurent Fischer from Nintendo, it seems we aren't getting a shiny new hard drive for the Wii.
Fischer says about the matter:
"Definitely there's no plan to issue hardware, an external hard drive, but we know that we have an issue in that area. It's very obvious and we're perfectly aware of it, but there's nothing we can say beyond this. This area is fully handled by the development team in Japan. It's very linked to the overall strategy; that's something they're working on."
If there isn't a plan to issue hardware, then Nintendo will likely stick to their guns and encourage users to download and re-download Virtual Console and Wii Ware titles, with some sort of added interface. Maybe they'll include added SD card support, but little else it seems (unless they use special Nintendo magic).
But that's beyond the point. Something else should demand your attention. Since Nintendo recently posted a job opportunity for a tester to work with usb devices, we still can ask the question, "what usb devices?"
So what else can Nintendo spring on us, that isn't a memory solution, that connects to the Wii's usb ports?
So through a process of elimination, here's my top three picks of devices that might have a usb connector in the works: