What you see in front of you fellow readers is what gamers thought was an actual Wii console, but was infact a next generation development kit stuffed inside a Gamecube at E3. Apparently the actual Wii consoles on the show floor were just there for display purposes, a poster on the Nsider forums claims that the Wii consoles were 'just an empty box with a light'.
What this means in theory could be very exciting. As I reported a couple of days ago the Mozlapunk website claimed to speak to a reliable source who stated that the final Wii consoles graphical performance could be on par with the Xbox 360, and could quite possibly exceed it.
Now if this is true, and the Wii machines at E3 were infact running on souped up Gamecube's then its quite possible the final games could infact look quite a bit different, much like the source for Mozlapunk suggested. It also means the graphics card is still in development with ATI, and is currently incomplete.
An article in the latest issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine regarding Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz states that 'While the screenshots perfectly illustrate what the game is all about, they're only in development screens that have come from Gamecube (not Wii) development kits'.
Could Nintendo fans be in for a shock when it comes down to the machines graphical prowess… It currently seems very possible.