A rumor stemming from a quote: "We're not working on HD RIGHT NOW.." has sparked rumors that the Wii could be patched to HD. Digitaljournal.com contacted a Nintendo rep to clarify, and while they said that Nintendo is absolutely not currently announcing any plans to upgrade the maximum resolution from 480p, it shouldn't be impossible in theory.
The rep noted that Microsoft was able to patch the Xbox 360 to support 1080p.
After all, continued the rep, Nintendo has already released a patch to allow Wii gamers to transfer game saves to SD cards.
This could be good news for Wii gamers looking for a sharper image on their HD sets.