Compared to the large space on the internal drives of the PS3 and the 360, the 512MB of internal memory on the Wii seems rather lacking. eSOL, Ltd announced today that Nintendo has selected them to build some sort of middleware storage system. The products selected by Nintendo for use with the Wii are the “PrFILE2” FAT file system and the “PrUSB/Host” USB host stack. This could potentially mean that we are going to see a first party external USB mass storage device coming out from Nintendo sometime in the future.
This would be great news and would definitely extend the Wii’s viability to compete in the online realm with the VC titles being very popular. To read the full press release or see some additional details about the products that eSOL is offering go here.