Is a Wii USB drive coming for realz now?

Cubed has a scoop today involving a press release from eSOL. The press release says:

(Tokyo, Japan – April 4, 2007) eSOL Co., Ltd. announced today that their leading embedded middleware products, “PrFILE2” FAT file system and “PrUSB/Host” USB host stack, were selected for the “Wii”, from Nintendo Co.

Both software products constitute fundamental functionalities in the Wii console – managing and transferring data and files with external media. In particular, PrFILE2 provides file management functions which read and write data of theSD memory card, as well as other media; PrUSB/Host functions are used in Wii, to provide USB host functions.

We’ll keep an eye on this one, but it looks promising. Let the Virtual Console download floodgates open if it’s true. Is anyone having storage problems yet?

UPDATE: Thanks to Infendo reader lu, we know this is PR at its finest/worst.
“This product contains PrFile(r)2 FAT file system, PRmail client library and PrUSB/Host USB host stack of eSol Co. Ltd.”

That’s right … this days old press release is announcing a feature that was already in the Wii nearly six months ago. ESol isn’t announcing a new business deal or a new feature for the Wii — it’s simply trumping up an existing relationship in light of the Wii’s recent success.” (Joystiq) Sigh.

[Thanks, Brian]