Rumor: Netflix Heading to the Wii

Netflix’s (s NFLX) streaming service is reportedly coming to Nintendo’s Wii game console “very soon,” if Streaming Media‘s anonymous sources are to be believed. Evidently, the service was originally planned to be out on the Wii before the end of this year, but may be held for the release of the Wii HD in 2010.

It’s not that much of a stretch, given Netflix’s exclusive with Microsoft’s (s MSFT) Xbox went out the window when the streaming service went to Sony’s (s SNE) PlayStation 3 earlier this week. Nintendo’s casual gaming console has a massive penetration. PlayStation 3 offers a nice roughly 9 million units, but the Wii has shipped more than 24 million in the U.S. Wii-ll it happen before the holidays? Stay tuned.