The Nintendo rumour mill has once again been turning, this time with a suspected secret launch of the Wii. Ekibitz is reporting that Nintendo have recently hired 150 new employees for their packaging and shipping department. What are they packaging? Well, apparently they’re already packaging final Wii production units, ready to ship off to retailers. The conclusion that can be brought this is that Nintendo is indeed ready to launch the Wii now, and will launch the system well before it’s rumoured late October/early November launch.
I personally would take this with a pinch of salt. Nowadays, with the Internet and distrsutful retail employees, keeping a well kept secret like a suprise launch just doesn’t seem feasible. Seeing the Wii earlier than expected sure would be a treat for some, but very much doubtful.