Feel free to beat me with a wet noodle if somebody else has already posted this.
SOURCE: Wii Lounge - Story: Wii Lite?
I hope that's not the case, just because I hat to think I could get a better deal if I wait....From reports in Japan, the Wii console, which is currently not able to play DVDís, might well be getting an updated version within the next year. Much like the DS Lite was released as an extension of the DS genre, a second Wii is slated for releas sometime in 2007, which will include the capability to play DVDís.
If an updated console were to be released next year, we would also surely see the addition of box ready HD so that the hassle of purchasing additional component cables online will not be required. Itís likely that this will also be the time at which other console colours are released. While this updated version has only been rumoured in Japan, it seems likely that it if it were released, it would be available worldwide at some point.