Nintendo (America) president Reggie Fils-Amie has confirmed that Wii U will support full THREE Tera-byte hard drive all thanks to Wii U USB Storage support.
It looks like after all of the kaos that took place this weekend, the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system won't have space limitations after all. It all depends on how far the consumer would like to take it. Now the Nintendo Elite supporter will have no problems at all when downloading the content that tickles their fancy. Stay positive. I will seek out a 1TB HDD. That should be more than enough for the next generation of Nintendo gaming. Rated E For Everyone
It would be great if the WiiU supported USB 3.0... otherwise i see very long loading windows if the game is installed on a external hardrive.
you wont have long loading times its just the same as running installed games from the console hard drive. also 200 installed xbox 360 games is about 1tb.
"you wont have long loading times its just the same as running installed games from the console hard drive" No it's not. Not even close. USB 2.0 (witch i suspect is what WiiU is using) has a maximum transfer rate 35 MB/s. Sata 1, 2, 3 have maximum transfer rate of 150 MB/s, 300 MB/s, 600 MB/s respectively. Now if the WiiU had USB 3.0, it would have maximum transfer rate of 625 MB/s, witch would be pretty good. So yes, there is a big difference between a external hard drive connected with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ... and with a internal hard drive connected by SATA 1, 2 or 3.
the fact that every Wii U will not have an HDD mean that developers will not be able to take advantage of it for streaming and stuff. On top of this, this is a hidden cost that Wii U users will face if developers want to add DLC and patches to their games.
They at least let us select what we'll use. Is not as hidden and expensive as mandatory game cards.
The wiiu comes in 2 models: one will have 8gb internal storage and the other 32. It can support patches just fine. It will also support what sounds like ANY USB or sd card memory solution. A decent sized sd card is dirt cheap, but more importantly most people who would want more memory will most likely already have a thumb drive or spare card lying around. This isn't on the same level as the vita proprietary memory or the Xbox situation. Far, far from it. And unlike the vita, the "hidden cost" will not affect everyone: the vitas mem cards were required for most games.
That's fantastic news and given the prices and options with regard to usb storage, it's really brilliant to leave this up to the consumer. I'm becoming more and more intrigued by the Wii-U as time passes and more information becomes available.
Well said And thank you for supporting Nintendo
I've got a 250GB drive full of Wii games lying around. I can use that after a wipe :)
It is not memory. it is storage space.
Just in case you wanted every game in existence in one convenient location.
Hmmm so the 300 wii u bundle isnt that bad after all if you upgrade it yourself.
I pre ordered the 8gb WiiU with zombiU so this is good news ^_^
yawn, ill wait for xbox 720/ps4
A single tear wasn't shed that day, those who bought Wii U enjoyed their purchase and the troll waited under his bridge.
What's sad is if I ever went to a PS4 rumor article and said something like this, I'd receive a ton of disagrees and probably get voted down as a troll.
Oh don't worry he will.
Good luck waiting until March 2014, I commend you for your patience. For me I've enjoyed all 3 consoles over the years, but now its time to push them a bit to the side. I welcome and can't wait for the U.
My question is why would you waste your time commenting on this article? I feel you could spend your time in other places and more constructive.
And people were complaining about storage space, lol.
I think most of us speculated that this was coming. It was also rumor and hinted at. In Order to use ports Nintendo knew that they had to have greater HD space they just didn't want to add the cost to the system or role out 100's of SKUs. They have also cited many times their aversions toward Disc Harddrives (energy and errors).
"I think most of us speculated that this was coming." Yeah, no kidding. I've only been commenting about this for a few weeks now.
we have known about this since the first time they showed the WiiU. why are people acting surprised.
What is in u?
Just some fries, a whopper and a watchyoumacallit candy bar.
but not for store games, etc. just like PS3 and xbox
Sweet Nintendo, Sweet!
Sounds good. Cant wait to get my Wii U in November!
Sounds good, Ill try and work hard to buy all three again. Wii was our first, my sister's...but still enjoyed it.
lets see how many people cry and bitch about wii u.and they will bring up other systems and points that have nothing to do with this article. watch and count how many do it!the point of this article is to show wii u can use 3rd party hdd and other USB memory options and it could even go up to 3 T's. and it has nothing to do with anything but Nintendo and to inform wii u fans that there will be no storage problems. but people will still cry and trash talk making them look like jealous big sissy crybaby punk bitches! because this has nothing to do with them.I said nothing but the truth and I will get a bunch of disagrees!
Oops. I pushed *agree* because you said you'd get many disagrees.
nintendo seem to have everything solved with this system.......thats right..get your own memory
Nah! I'll just use my SDHC cards at the begining. I'm get the USB external hard drive later on.
Wow 3 terabytes thats awesome
But does it support USB 3.0??? :)
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