Nintendo of America's recently elected president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has re-affirmed that the Wii will use SD cards to store data, and by way of that has solved the big mystery surrounding the flap on the front of Nintendo's new console.
Speaking to US mag Game Informer, Reggie divulged exactly what the Wii's flap was for: "That is where an SD card goes," he said. "That's storable media. And on top are the attachments for the GameCube controllers." According to Reggie though, you won't be limited to just saving Wii content on SD cards: "It will be one of the memory mediums, and it's the only one that we've announced".
What kinds of opportunities SD cards open up for the new console beyond saving Wii content remains to be seen. Perhaps we'll be able to backup and share our Wii saves on PCs, or move photos and movies onto the machine. We'll just have to wait and see.