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Submitted by Duddyroar 2923d ago | article

The Great Wii Internal Memory Debate

With over 200 games currently available on the Virtual Console service and the impending arrival of WiiWare, one thing seems to be concerning a vast number of Wii owners (if the comments on VC:R are anything to go by) and that's internal memory storage.

The Wii comes equipped with 512MB of internal storage for things like game saves, Virtual Console titles and other downloadable content. Unsurprisingly, this is proving to be far too small an amount of memory, especially for dedicated VC fans that have downloaded countless retro games using the service. (Wii)

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PS360WII  +   2923d ago
Yeah I don't care what they do just as long as they do it! If they make it so only their external HDD will work on the Wii so be it just make it already. Having the ability to play games off that Wii SD card they sell would work too. This 'just delete' mentality they have now is icky :(
GodsHand  +   2923d ago
*hint* Emultors & roms.

If they don't want you buying them, then find alternet means of getting them.
PS360WII  +   2923d ago
oh sure but I like being a consumer ^^
BrotherNick  +   2923d ago
I commend you for helping the business gain revenue...I may when I get out of school. :)
l Drop Dead Ed l  +   2923d ago
I'm pretty sure they have a plan, but I'm scared that there going to stick to their philosophy on "Once you buy it, you can delete it and dwnload it again." Honestly, I don't see that as a convenient and user friendly approach Nintendo seems to pitch.
I see a HDD coming when WiiWare is ready to go. That would be the best time to do it if not earlier. C'mon Nintendo you know wii want it!
ItsDubC  +   2923d ago
As far as I'm concerned, the success of WiiWare will be heavily influenced by Nintendo's decision to expand beyond the use of internal memory and SD cards.
PS360WII  +   2923d ago
yes that is true. One thing Nintendo does is stick to it's guns and they've said the memory in the Wii is enough so most likely I'll just get to pout about it ^.-

Edit: ah ha re-read your post and my reply doesn't make sense. Hopefully WiiWare is a smashing success so they do bring a HDD or something as an extra memory to the Wii ^^
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GodsHand  +   2923d ago
Resident Evil 2 for the N64 is a massive 512MB cart. If that ever gets realeased as a VC game, does the Wii have enough memory?

I know you can also get it on a Gamecube disc. Good luck if you try getting it new for a good price. Not going to bother to look for it, but back in the day these Resident Evil Gamecube games were going for a pretty penny. Just off the top of my head Resident Evil 3 was going for $1,000.00 from the Capcom offical site.
PS360WII  +   2923d ago
1000 bucks for the GC version! Holy crimminy if I didn't care about my collection I'd sell that easily
X  +   2923d ago
And to think that the ports of resident evil 2 and 3 are worth more than the resident evil remake. Amusing.
Kwertie  +   2923d ago
@4.2
Consoles in the 90's used bits as a measure of storage, not bytes. The Wii has 512 Megabytes, Resident Evil on the N64 is 512 Megabits, which is 64 Megabytes.
GodsHand  +   2923d ago
@4.5
My bad. your are correct sir.
Eretik  +   2923d ago
Nintendo has no choice
N-do must resolve this issue. Any method is appropriate for me, external drive, external SD-card or SD-memory. In fact, I do not care.
OC Shock Value  +   2923d ago
Moment Of Truth
Just buy the SD card and keep your mouth closed jabroni!!!
desolationstorm  +   2923d ago
Yeah it all seems quite stupid. You have an sd port and two usb ports so lets use them already. Core gamers dont like having to delete games and redownload them, so Im certain the more casuals dont even bother messing around with that kind of thing.

Id like them to just allow sd, flash drives or external hard drives but its not likely. So Im sure they will have a solution sometime down the road. Dont get me wrong I love the fact that they put the 512 in there nice to not have to buy a memory card, but that should just be used for game saves and what not. Not regular games, fills up to quick.

If they release their own hard drive type unit or whatever they relase I hope they make it a replacement for the base. Would be nice to try and keep the sleek form. Though I know thats not likely.
bym051d  +   2923d ago
I remember Reggie once said the Wii was designed to be like an iPod where you're constantly taking off stuff you don't want and adding stuff you do want.

I have 2 problems with that assumption.

1. When I run out of space on my iPod, I remove stuff as a stopgap. I then start looking for a bigger iPod.
2. It takes a few seconds to upload an album to an iPod. It takes much longer to download a VC game.
X  +   2923d ago
This has become a problem for me lately as well. I think I've got 4 screens left for my main menu and I know I'm going to want to download a lot more games. I also travel with the system so my friends and I can play our old memories. Hopefully nintendo will have a solution in mind that won't require a simple deleting and redownloading.
Kwertie  +   2923d ago
To cap it off, you don't even get 512MB. You get 270MB and the rest is a hidden partition for system files. A clean Wii has 2163 blocks x 128KB = 270MB.

Nintendo need to wake up and do something ASAP.
crank  +   2923d ago
If you are buying virtual games you are out of the loop and should also waste your money on a III ultra sandisk 2gb get a bunch of them they can be had for 30 dollars

all your money being wasted for what, 30 games you could have in 15 minutes time on a network
these games are from the infancy of gaming and should be available to everyone free of charge

I am all well against piracy but GEESH
emulation does the snes games so much more justice than what you are paying for

I bought most of these games once who needs em twice and at lesser quality

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