Have you filled up your Wii's internal memory yet? We have and it's bloody annoying. But while we're all waiting for Nintendo to release a Wii hard drive, the reluctant games giant says there's no need to store all your games on your Wii. Again.
simply put I just dont have enough room for all the games i've downloaded any more, The wii only supports SD cards up to i think 4 gigs and thats not enough, I all so dont have enough room in my channels for them all.
Edit: The below poster...*idontthink* must not read either because i own an 60 gig ps3:)
And sony will never offer all the games and classics that the Wii will.
thats what you get for beign cheap...the PS3 will never have space issuses...
cheap got nothing to do with it, interest is a different story.
and being ignored by 16 people shows that your comments are nothing but worthless.
And I should add....the ps3 wont have issues? So if I we're to downloaded every thing off psn the 40 gig ps3 wont have space problems? really? Because that 40 gig hard drive will fill up fast and i will then have to go out and buy a bigger one.
that's why our Hard drive is upgradeable....FUTURE PROOF..!!
I kept emailing them about my space being full my wii is in repairs so now they can check omg the need to stop being hard headed they don't listen to anybody do they?
its nintendos way or the high way always been like that.
-_- just update the damn firmware!
This is the one thing that irks me about Nintendo's future plans. Having to redownload VC games after the [limited] internal space fills up is a usability nightmare.
If Nintendo sticks w/ this plan, then I think WiiWare is destined for failure. WiiWare titles will be limited to 512mb max (which I don't think is a big problem) but ppl will have to erase a lot of their VC titles in order to play them. Ludicrous.
IdontTakeSides: nice display of your maturity level. There's been a lot of trollish, off-topic, and inflammatory comments in the Wii section today. I guess ppl just love gettin their bubbles popped.
Having a hard drive will only open the doors to people being able to write programs that will bypass the "only for this wii" thingy Nintendo has going for VC games. In other words, they would lose control over these overpriced games and people will start getting them for free.
That's the only roadblock right now. Not demand, or "lack of need."
Very frustrating. While I see your point forum_crawler it still will stop a lot of VC sales when even the causal crowds Wii memory gets filled. With Neo Geo and N64 titles starting to pick up it only takes a few to tap it out. Contrary to what Nintendo believes people don't like the hassle of making room to get more games.
ItsDubC is right and it could hamper a lot of potential bigger projects for the WiiWare, not many I'm sure but XBLA got caught in that mess already and had to update it and make a whole new memory card just for that switch.
...make up a nice big encryption for VC files when they release WiiWare and put out a Nintendo HDD right alongside it. It's possible they could manufacture their own HDDs that aren't compatible with computers or other Wiis- unless you get an unlock from the big N itself, which would be used for console replacement-HDD transfer, etc. N could know when to send the switch because they'd have the old one in repair. When they send you your new one they could also send a code that frees up your HDD for your new Wii. If your Wii is out of warranty, you could send it in to N anyway just to get the code back, then buy yourself a new one. The problem with the last one is that you may not actually go and buy a new one and just give the unlocked HDD to a friend... Oh well they have paid groups to come up with solutions to that! I'm just a gamer!
This is one of my hesitations when considering the purchase of a Wii: I intend to download a LOT of VC games...I mean, classics like Metroid, Zelda, etc. are must-haves.
So how long until I run out of internal SD space? The idea of constantly (and slowly) transferring data from HD cards to internal memory due to a lack of enough space isn't very appealing.
A peripheral HD--reasonably priced (ahem, MS)--would be a GREAT idea. Or maybe an HD Wii, w/DVD drive, and a 20GB (or bigger) HD...
I mean, I've downloaded darn near everything I could want onto my 360 Elite's HD, and I still have 96GB left.
If not, it'll be as useless as the Gamecube Ethernet adapter.
I have always been a nintendo fan, ever since the very first nes was put into production my parents bought it and i played the day lights out of that thing.
I'm setting here reading this story, and every word that i read it is just making me madder and madder. The fact is, is that nintendo is dominating the game industry rite now and their being about the biggest cheap scates along with that. If you think about it from a marketing stand point no it wouldn't make since to make a hard drive. Lets face it most of the people who purchased a wii were really not hard core gamers. But their are the few like me and you that set back and get annoyed with the lack of space. But, are they really going to make any profit off of a hard drive for the wii? No, they wouldn't their is too few of us that are actually hard core enough to use all of the given space. Hence the reason their will not be an external hard drive.
My problem goes a little something like this though. They owe the hard core gamers something for keaping them in business with the game cube. And an external hard drive would be just the thing. Or atleast come out with some sort of patch on nintendo.com too let you use your own external hard drive and just plug it into the usb slot. Their would go the production costs and etc thus making it cheap to make. NINTENDO GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The way that we look at it is, we really don't want people storing every single game they buy on their drive,".
Is this guy for real?
I think they will eventually bring out an HDD or a memory adapter for the Wii. They just wanna make more money. But in the mean time, they don't care, because those kids with a Wii doesn't know what an HDD is.
yet they know what a SD card is right?
like if! kids are installing the Wii, like if! kids are going to the parental lock menu and protect them self from 16+ rated games.
you make allot of sense, you really do( yep that was sarcasm), but since you are such a mature person you must know it better( again sarcasm) because i'm nothing but a kid that owns a Nintendo Wii(yes sarcasm).
i think i need a diaper change too, i " wee"-ed my self LOLOLOL LEEEDSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
This is the reason I have not downloaded a few games off the Wii yet even those there are some I want. Plus I like my Ipod because I do not need to take things off of it. With having a lot of gigs I just do not listen to those songs any more until I want to. So the ipod part makes no sense at all. Plus with WiiWare games coming out soon I would like a Hard-drive for them. So why can't Nintendo see that people want the hard-drive.
All this really means to me is that I will be much more selective when buying VC games rather than overindulgent. In fact, I probably won't buy anymore at all until a game like the new FF Crystal Chronicles game comes out for Wii Ware next year and I can see first hand the kind of space it requires.
Nintendo is only hurting themselves. But as I try to see things from their perspective I can't help but think that yes, they wish they had included a small hard drive with the Wii, but since they didn't they never will. Since it will drive up the magical price of $250 that has grown very comfortable within peoples minds, and sells the product like mad. To include the drive without raising the price would cut profit, and the stockholders currently riding on cloud 9 would fall down a bit and be pissed.
They don't need to pack it in. Just release an add-on. They aren't afraid of those really. Or I'm not to sure how hard it is but why can't they just make an update so that SD card can be used for playing games from it? I have a 2 gig SD card that I bought when I got my Wii and really all I'm using it for is back-ups.
I agree with you there PS360WII. It would be nice if there could be some kind of firmware update that would allow you to play games off the SD cards. Plus another thing that would cost Nintendo no money if that is why they will not bring out a HDD is have a firmware update allow the Wii to use HDD so this way I could just buy a USB HDD and it would work with the Wii. But I guess may be that is to hard to really do.
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