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Submitted by MissKitteh 670d ago | news

Nintendo Explains the Wii U's Storage in the Strangest Way Possible

Information from a Nintendo Direct video explains to users how the Wii U's storage works, all explained in a neat and interesting way. (Dev, Nintendo, Tech, Wii U)

Chrono  +   670d ago
The 8GB model actually only has 3GB free space LOL.
AO1JMM  +   670d ago
Why get the 32gb when most will get an external HD?
wishingW3L  +   670d ago
that external = hidden cost!

And still no bluray playback either... Wii U is overpriced as hell man.
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CraigandDayDay  +   670d ago
I am surprised Nintendo didn't just go with a dual layer 50GB blu ray drive so it could function as a bluray movie player too. It's interesting that they came up with a proprietary disc, though that is their modus operandi. haha
Thepcz  +   670d ago
its black
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HateFanboys  +   669d ago
@CraigandDayDay

why are you surprised? its the same crap they did with Wii, they do it because they are cheap and dontwant to pay the royalties. Can you imagine what would happen if Sony or MS did this? the media would have their heads. But when its Nintendo, everybody gives it a pass

@wishingW3L

it most certainly is, cuz 32gb is not gonna be enough to do much, especially as time goes by
ChickeyCantor  +   669d ago
" And still no bluray playback either... Wii U is overpriced as hell man."

I don't recall Nintendo saying " Blu-ray reader ". So why should it play Bluray movies?

Want a true media center? Buy a mini-pc that you can just put next to your tv with a Bluray drive. ( or non at all and just download/stream your movies )
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ninjabake  +   670d ago
That's bad. Plain and simple but I guess its better to just add the amount of storage you want rather than paying $399-$450 for a system with a large HDD that you may not need. But the 8 GB (really 3.5 GB) for the basic is just inexplicable to me.
WiiU deluxe: wiiU(32GB w/ nintendo land) + 320GB external HDD = $400

WiiU basic: wiiU(8GB) + 320GB external HDD + ZombieU = $410.

http://www.amazon.com/Zombi...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...

I would just get the stand cheap later.
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jmc8888  +   670d ago
I'd look around because you can get a 1tb hd for the price you're quoting a 320gb.

Hell you can get a 2TB for $89-109 much of the time.

I think people should look for newegg.com specials during the xmas season, along with their local frys electronics (or similar 20x size of Best buy electronics retailer), along with Best Buy.

Maybe I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure the stand is the charging stand, which would make it easier to recharge.

Nintendoland might be fun.

The 10 percent eshop discount is only available to deluxe owners. If you ask me that by itself might pay for the difference.

But hey, to each their own. If you need to find a way to squeeze what you want more at the cost of other things you can do without, then more power to you.
Gamer-Z  +   670d ago
But the 8 GB (really 3.5 GB) for the basic is just inexplicable to me.

Its better than Xbox 360 basic which only comes with 4GB of space.
Jobesy  +   670d ago
"Its better than Xbox 360 basic which only comes with 4GB of space. "

In what universe is 3.5GB > 4GB?

I assume that this will be the new pattern taken by all console manufactures (patterned by MS). Sony has now done the same with their new PS3 production line, and now Nintendo with the WiiU. It serves multiple purposes by cutting down on the entry price of the console while still offering the option to expand with additional storage for the non-casual gamers that will be using up that storage space.

Yes, it sucks, no way to deny that. It is indeed a hidden cost, but at least they aren't going the proprietary HDD route, that is gamers should be thankful for.
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jmc8888  +   670d ago
It is more than the 4gb, because it's 8 that is reduced to 3.5 after various mandated installation of things is done.

Just like on the xbox 360, if you had a 20gb hard drive, you really only had 12gb of space to work with.

That means with a 4gb xbox, you get less than 4gb.
kreate  +   670d ago
U don't get the full 4gb. Just like how the 20gb Xbox only gives u 13.9 in reality.

Edit:jmc beat me to it
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Steven21  +   669d ago
Honestly unless they offered a 500 gig hard drive I would have used an external anyways or gotten a larger one. If they would have offered one that is very large built in it would have only driven up the cost and with how cheap external hard drives are now I think they did us all a favor. My 60 gig ps3 filled up in no time followed by 250 filling up too. I now have a tb in it and I have plenty of space. I think they're saving us a lot of money by not including a large hard drive with the console.
josephayal  +   670d ago
3.5 gb not so bad for mega man 10
ChickeyCantor  +   669d ago
FFS have you ever said anything comprehensive?
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attilayavuzer  +   670d ago
There's no winning when you comment on Nintendo articles

But on topic at least they just have a standard USB port instead of requiring ridiculously overpriced proprietary peripherals (Jesus, say that once...at any speed)

And does the deluxe only include extra memory? 20 gigs doesn't seem to warrant $50 at any rate when you can grab a 250 gig hd from amazon for that same price.
PopRocks359  +   670d ago
The deluxe comes with kegs that let the ii U stand vertically, a cradle for the controller, Nintendo Land AND the extra memory. Also you get a 10% rebate on all downloadable games.
Steven21  +   669d ago
Lol @the disagrees when all he does was post the facts
PopRocks359  +   669d ago
@Steven21

It's N4G. I'm used to it lol.
RFornillos4  +   670d ago
weird, but makes sense.
Qrphe  +   670d ago
I don't see how this was a strange way of explaining storage, it was very visual and easily understood.

Regardless, I bet you could simply not download games and buy retail copies and still be fine with the basic for now.
MissKitteh  +   669d ago
I think "strange" meaning unorthodox compared to just typing it out. But very effective! :)
Schawk  +   669d ago
What if games like World of warcraft came to the wii u in the future with all the DLC , what good would a 60 gig internal hard drive be?

If u wanna go to town on games like world of warcraft you would eventually have to endup storing stuff externally lol

External is a great way to do it because then the console itself will have no weak spots
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lfclee  +   669d ago
Go and buy an ATI 7000 @sider and see how much it will cost you to put in your pc custom built, it is way more powerful than the xb360, the ps3 which runs on nividia GeForce 7800 700 series which is so, so 2005, the nintendo graphics card is 2009 but up to modern standards but not quite it has some beef under that hood.
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