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Submitted by mrbojingles 924d ago | news

Nintendo finally stops using blocks for memory

That's right folks. After years of Nintendo platforms counting their internal memory and storage by a confusing system of blocks, the Wii U will measure memory by MB/GB, not blocks.

The Wii, DS, and 3DS used blocks while the Wii U is their first console to measure data in a more traditional way. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

deafdani  +   924d ago
To be fair, this news still don't really confirm that Nintendo has transitioned from blocks to actual MB storage calculations.

True, the box art does say the space needed in MB to save data, but it still doesn't shed any light on whether it will be actually displayed as MB or blocks in the system itself.

I hope it does, though. The blocks method is absurd and counterintuitive, akin to Microsoft's points system for Live (which I think has been recently changed to dollars, which is a good move, as well).
deafdani  +   924d ago
Two disagrees for stating a fact. Sigh.
HateFanboys  +   923d ago
If true then welcome to modernity Nintendo.
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Shok  +   924d ago
Finally, those always confused me lol
Nevers0ft  +   924d ago
I think using blocks was just one of those weird decisions Nintendo makes that at first seems to simplify things but ultimately just ends up being a pain in the balls... Like Friend Codes.

Surely the box being in MB implies the console uses MB as well, unless it's one of the aforementioned "weird" decisions they make and now we'll all require calculators to work out the MB<>Block conversions ;)

::EDIT:: Thinking about it, the console must use blocks. If you're adding your own external storage you purchased in GB/TB then it wouldn't make sense to report that back in "blocks"
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