Wii U Basic Only Has 3GB of Space for Game Downloadeds

The Wii U internal storage options aren't exactly its strong points: the Basic and Deluxe editions only hold 8 GB and 32 GB respectively.

Unfortunately, these figures don't account for the preloaded data that ships with the system. After formatting, the Basic Edition actually only has 7.2 GB of data available for use, with 4.2 GB used up by preloaded software, leaving only 3 GB available for downloadable games and save files. According to Ars Technica, 3 GB isn't enough for an install of NintendoLand, which is 3.2 GB.

In the case of the Deluxe Edition, formatting leaves only 29 GB available for use. After accounting for the 4.2 GB used up, the Deluxe Edition actually only has 25 GB of storage available for use, which is still a paltry amount for AAA game installs.

Thankfully, the Wii U allows for SD cards and USB hard drives of up to 2 TB to be used to expand storage. Unless you'll be satisfied with playing only smaller games or repeatedly deleting games off of your Wii U's hard drive, it looks like this storage expansion option is a must.

 

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  • nameon
    actually thats better, now you dont have to worry that im paying HUGE cash for less storage, you got your own storage B*TCH!!!!

    on another note, up until this point, when i look at the exclusive line-up, im not impressed, and also i question how much multiplatform this will be, how big of a contender is it against next gen xbox or PS....
  • jn77
    They put all their money in controllers with LCD's in them to shoot the console in the foot..... nice touch.
  • jn77
    nameonactually thats better, now you dont have to worry that im paying HUGE cash for less storage, you got your own storage B*TCH!!!!on another note, up until this point, when i look at the exclusive line-up, im not impressed, and also i question how much multiplatform this will be, how big of a contender is it against next gen xbox or PS....


    My PS3 has a 1TB 10,000 RPM drive in it...... this tech is about 10 years old.