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Submitted by gamer42 453d ago | news

The Wonderful 101's Download Will Grab Over 10GB of Precious Hard Drive Space

nintendolife:

While Pikmin 3 is all the rage on the Wii U in Europe right now, with North America soon to follow, PlatinumGames will be bringing its own brand of anarchic action and real-time strategy to the system with The Wonderful 101; it arrives in Europe on 23rd August and the U.S. on 15th September. For those looking to pick up the download version from the Wii U eShop, it may be time to consider an external hard drive, as the European download comes in at a little over 10.2GB. (The Wonderful 101, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   453d ago
Eh, I was planning to get the disc anyway.
deafdani  +   453d ago
Whoah.

It won't affect me, though, because I'm buying the retail version. The box art is gorgeous, and there's no way I'm missing out on that. :P
Elem187  +   453d ago
Precious harddrive space? I just got a 1.5tb external drive for my Wii U. I could download this game over 130 times! bah

I actually prefer Nintendo's approach to storage. Let us, the consumers decide on how much or little space we need instead of a platform maker including one with some absurdly high mark up... or worse like Microsoft using proprietary storage.
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mattdillahunty  +   453d ago
or like the Vita. lol.
TekoIie  +   453d ago
Vita's memory system would be fine were it not for the price. Especially when compared to the competition:

http://www.game.co.uk/en/ps...
http://www.game.co.uk/en/tr...

A real shame too. When it comes to handhelds I believe digital is the way to go and that card is the main thing putting me off the vita :(
mattdillahunty  +   453d ago
i'm not passing judgement, all i'm saying is that the Vita uses proprietary memory like Microsoft. that's a fact. not sure how people could disagree with it.
TekoIie  +   453d ago
"I actually prefer Nintendo's approach to storage. Let us, the consumers decide on how much or little space we need instead of a platform maker including one with some absurdly high mark up... or worse like Microsoft using proprietary storage."

I have to admit I agree. Pretty sure SDHC cards are also compatible (up to 32gb so hard drives are obviously the better option).

My only annoyance is that I want a black Wii U with 8gb for the cheaper price and get a 750gb-1.5tb hard drive. Dirt will eventually get into the white one... And it would look ugly next to my collection of black devices.
deafdani  +   453d ago
Actually, dirt and smudges are less noticeable on the white Wii U than they are on the black Wii U. I know this by experience, I've had both. :P

As for it looking ugly next to your other black devices, well, yeah, that's of course a matter of taste. I actually don't care about matching my consoles, so I have now a white Wii U, red PS3 and silver Ouya, and will get a black PS4 sometime in the future. XD
TekoIie  +   453d ago
@deafdani

"Actually, dirt and smudges are less noticeable on the white Wii U than they are on the black Wii U. I know this by experience, I've had both. :P"

Really? Im considering picking one up between now and october and thats nice to know thanks!

"As for it looking ugly next to your other black devices, well, yeah, that's of course a matter of taste. I actually don't care about matching my consoles, so I have now a white Wii U, red PS3 and silver Ouya, and will get a black PS4 sometime in the future. XD"

I know it sounds silly XD. But sometimes you really appreciate something looking good on your desk or wherever :)

Once again thanks though for the info on the white Wii U. It's really made me reconsider my choice.
vickers500  +   453d ago
How well do games run off an external hard drive though? This was one of my fears before the Wii U came out, and I haven't really researched any test results since then (have there even been any full retail games released digitally yet?).

I'm genuinely asking, not trying to start anything.
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rainslacker  +   453d ago
I haven't noticed a difference between the two. In game there is no difference...could possibly be a load time difference, but it's so minimal to me that it isn't perceptible.
vickers500  +   453d ago
What game was it on?
_QQ_  +   453d ago
WTF!
ZeekQuattro  +   453d ago
I already preordered the retail version. Problem solved. Even then I have an external hdd for bigger games.
MilkMan  +   453d ago
Good, cause I have a terabyte drive waiting for more content.

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