Take this for what you will, but IGN is reporting that a comment made by the esteemed Shigeru Miyamoto
in an interview with Japan's Famitsu may indicate that the supposed "final design
" of the Wii controller
that we saw at E3 isn't so final after all. Responding to a question about problems the company had in developing the Wiimote, Miyamoto stated that in fact "we're still debating on the area of how many buttons to use," which could be taken to mean that Nintendo has PS3-like
changes in mind for the controller before the console ships. Of course, it could just as easily mean that although the design has
been finalized, the Wii development team still discusses its merits and detriments amongst themselves, and the fact that the interview was translated over from the native Japanese only further muddies the issue, as Miyamoto's comments may have been taken out of context or lost the meaning he intended. Like we said, this is all just pie-in-the-sky speculation for now, and we're mainly passing it along so you don't freak out if you go to pick up your new Wii in a few months and the controller doesn't look exactly like you've been daydreaming it would.
[Thanks, Dave Z.