A Nintendo representative lets out some more rumours about the possibility of an upcoming Hard Drive peripheral for the Nintendo Wii, and throw in some info about a Wii Sensor Bar extension cable for good measure.
It will be a total waste of effort for Nintendo to do that.
Why not? The virtual console service is making heaps of money. What do people do when they run out of Memory on a SD Card or better yet have 2 SD Cards but lose one? A Hard drive is smart and I wish they had one already. Nintendo should at least let people use a external hard drive of their choice.
i thought it had a harddrive already...i guess i thought wrong...
Nintendo will release it when the time is right. Right now the time is not right - WiiWare won't be here till 2008 at the earliest.
I think now would be the perfect time. With WiiWare's upcoming release those 512 MBs are going to get filled up pretty quickly. Nintendo sells tons of nunchucks and classic controllers, so why not hard drives too?
Sounds like a standard copy and paste response, don't get your hopes up. All Nintendo need to do at least is allow stuff to run from SD Card. They don't necessarily need a harddrive either, as long as they have USB mass storage support, they could have their own USB pen drive if security is a concern. Either that or allow people to use their own USB harddrives. No need for them to actually release any hardware, just a software update would do. People can store stuff on SD card and transfer it to a PC anyway, so it's not like having a USB harddrive would increase the risk of piracy, it just makes it slightly more convienient.
lol, I disagree, after watching xboxes get hacked through hard drives to play games.
8 gigs for $50 i bet.
i'm on my fourth SD card
wii dont need no hard drive. leave that junk for sony and microsoft.. im happy with erasing games that im bored with
I can see pros and cons of releasing such items but i can't believe that anyone would take that response as a source of hope. I am almost tempted to send an e-mail to nintendo asking them if they are planning to develop a floating magazine rack with blue LED's powered by the Wii's USB ports. Not questioning Ninty's innovative prowess, just the scantist evidence that people are willing to accept to verify the possibility of something they hope comes into existence.
running games from a SD card would do the job, Nintendo is making a fuss out of nothing, unless the SD card driver is way to slow for loading it fast intoo the ram.
wii HD with hard drive would PWN, and if they had great 3rd part support,
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