A new day and another new Wii rumour arises.
This time it's from the people at Mozlapunk, who are once again stirring up the rumour mill… As if it ever needed stirring.
According to this article on the site, Mozlapunk have recently spoken to a reliable source who claims that Nintendo's Wii console will be capable of displaying graphics that 'Will be visually on par with the Xbox 360 and may even exceed it slightly'. This has certainly got many gamers tongues wagging, as according to IGN they weren't expecting the consoles graphical performance to be anymore powerful than a slightly souped up Xbox console.
The gamers favourite IGN, reported a while back ago that it had spoken to some third party developers who were working on the Nintendo Wii system, and was told by them that the hardware that they were currently working on wasn't going to prove any competition to either Microsoft's Xbox 360, or Sony's PlayStation 3 in the graphical department.
Mozla's source is now contradicting this by announcing that the developer kits that IGN based it's theories on, weren't actually final development kits, and that the only developers who owned these kits are either second party developers or Nintendo themself's. The only third party company that Mozlapunk is aware of who have a final development kit is Square Enix, who are the developers behind Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and the hugely popular Dragon Quest series, both of which are Wii bound.
The question I'm sure your asking yourself is 'Why would Nintendo keep its third party developers in the dark about this?'. The reason may have something to do with the final secret for the Wii console, which according to Nintendo of America's Perrin Kaplan is still yet to be announced by the company. Though as always, we shall just have to wait and see.