Nintendo has denied suggestions that an external hard drive is currently in development for the Wii - but confirmed that a new peripheral is on the way for DS.
The rumours emerged after Japanese gaming magazine Gamelabo claimed that Nintendo Japan executives held a special meeting recently to discuss the new hard drive.
But a Nintendo of Europe spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz that any such reports are "pure rumour and speculation".
However, Nintendo has confirmed that there are plans to produce a new headset for the DS handheld. It will allow players to take part in online voice chats and is due to go on sale alongside PokÃ®mon Diamond and Pearl in the US next month, according to website Gamespot.
So far, Nintendo has yet to confirm a European release for the new peripheral - but it seems highly likely that the headset will also go on sale here when PokÃ®mon Diamond and Pearl launch later this year.