80°
Submitted by mrbojingles 677d 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  +   677d 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  +   676d ago
Two disagrees for stating a fact. Sigh.
HateFanboys  +   676d ago
If true then welcome to modernity Nintendo.
#1.2 (Edited 676d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Shok  +   676d ago
Finally, those always confused me lol
Nevers0ft  +   676d 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"
#3 (Edited 676d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Boo Bunny Plague: The First 30 Minutes

12m ago - Take a look at the "Hopping mad" game of Boo Bunny Plague's first 30 minutes | PC
20°

Murasaki Baby Review | The Vita Lounge

12m ago - Charlie Large reviews Ovosonico's short yet (weird and wonderfully) sweet Murasaki Baby for The V... | PS Vita
10°

Pre-Order Plaza: Week Of September 21-27, 2014

12m ago - This week is the biggest week thus far, with some big titles and some great new ideas to help you... | PC
40°

Does the iPhone 6 actually have console-quality graphics?

14m ago - Over the last few years, there has been a steadily growing refrain from device makers and game de... | iPhone
Ad

Celebrate the new TV season with Filmwatch

Now - With the 2014-2015 TV season right around the corner, come join us on Filmwatch as we celebrate and give all you TV lovers something to enjoy! | Promoted post
20°

iOS 8 Supports WebGL, Check Out These 'Doom III' and 'Quake III' Browser Tech Demos

14m ago - As quoted by Eli Hodapp - The Javascript API WebGL has been around since early 2011, but like mos... | iPhone