Last week I received some images that showed Netflix streaming on a Wii console. I didn’t run with the story at the time as I didn’t know if the images were legit and it’s taken me until today to confirm they are in fact real. I’m not disclosing who confirmed it for me but someone involved in the project has confirmed that Nintendo is currently in testing stages with Netflix to bring their streaming service to the Wii very soon.
What I’m hearing is that Nintendo originally planned to bring the Netflix service to the Wii before the end of this year, which still might take place, but that Nintendo is also considering holding off on the Netflix service until they release their next generation Wii HD unit in early 2010.
While this has not been “officially” confirmed by either Nintendo or Netflix via an announcement, this looks legit. For now, we will keep it in the rumor section, though.