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Lego City download requires external hard drive on Wii U

Wii U owners who were hoping to download Lego City: Undercover when it comes out next week should know that they will need an external hard drive connected to their console in order to get the digital copy of the game. The download clocks in at 22GB.

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GamersRulz1295d ago

WiiU is like a 1996 console built in 2012. c'mon Nintendo, where is your forward thinking?!

LOL_WUT1295d ago

I guess you get what you pay for... ;)

Looks like those 8gb Wii U owners have no choice but to buy the disc version.

PopRocks3591295d ago

Or they can hook up an external HDD. Or did you conveniently forget that that was also an option?

mrbojingles1295d ago

What about a controller with a touch screen (at 480p) on a console that can do 720p/1080p with multiple online services, miiverse, classics for download, 2GB RAM and 32MBeDRAM is so 1996? I think you mean just the lack of a HDD but that's easily fix able on Wii U and quite cheap.

GamersRulz1295d ago

I meant WiiU is Nintendo first step to HD and online gaming. a sane CEO would have known that HD+Online downloads = large amount of Storage needed and yet WiiU is lagging behind in this area. also as a consumer I would be quite pissed off if I start downloading a game and it says " no enough storage available...go buy an external HDD!!"

Nintendo is a prime example of a Japanese company that suffers from bureaucracy management model.

1upgamer991295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Uh, do you have one? CLEARLY NOT! LMAO....I don't think that a gamepad(even though Nintendo was the first) was even in the cards....back then...clearly you are like 14 YO. Oh and this game is CLEARLY BIG.....

Nevers0ft1295d ago

@GamersRulz
I think the decision to leave out a HD on the Wii U was a wise one. Hard disk prices fluctuate a lot, why have that cost baked into the cost of a Wii U when many people may already have a spare drive they can use or purchase one at a size and cost convenient to them.

I mean, it's not like Nintendo were ever going to throw in a 1TB drive and not charge extra for the console. I'd rather have the choice. Sony pursued a similar idea with the PS3 and it's a damn sight more preferable to the price Microsoft charges for 360 drives.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Wow!
Nevers0ft!
Don't you know? We don't like choice!

We like to be told what to buy!
I want to pay more for a Disk HD that may break down and that I can only use for games!

...Now that I say that out loud... I realize that you were right all along... how could I have been so blind?

"Well Said" Nevers0ft, "Well Said" -I agree with you.

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ISNeko1295d ago

Fine with me. I hooked up 1TB USB drive on day one that actually forgot I had lying around.

lilbroRx1295d ago

2 TB here.

I'm pretty sure they made it clear that they intended for you to use your own HD from before the console even launch.

The only people who going to make a deal about this are Wii U haters who want to make into some sort of issue that is not.

The 32 GB of default storage in the Wii U is more than I have in my 360(came with 20 GB HD) and my PS3 (came with 40 GB but only around 30 is usable for some reason).

I'd be perfectly fine with playing games on all 3 of them of them from my USB drive, but Nintendo is the only one that allows it.

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1upgamer991295d ago

I bought a 2 TB HD at a place out here called Frys (west coast) for $99 and it has auto backup....Lets see a NEXTBOX user do that...oh not going to happen cause you will have to PAY microsoft for the HD and PAY for Live...which will be DEAD...oh yeah and the reason for the DL...the GAME IS BIG!

SolidDuck1295d ago

The Wii u, future proof.

Zichu1295d ago

Im alright then. Digital Downloads are expensive in the UK on the Wii U. Sticking to physical copies.

Nevers0ft1295d ago

I'm fine with the Wii U Ware pricing but what the hell are they thinking with retail games on the eShop? They're all full RRP unless they're on sale - not exactly enticing when you can buy the disk based version considerably cheaper most of the time.

PopRocks3591295d ago

I was pretty confused by that myself. I guess they're trying to get the most profits possible. Hopefully they can slash prices with time.

thebudgetgamer1295d ago

At least it won't be a proprietary hdd like some companies force you to buy. Still pretty lame.