Wii U Storage Essentially Unlimited Through Use Of External Storage Devices

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If you are trying to decide between the basic or premium Wii U bundle and the difference in internal memory was one of your considerations, then you might want to consider that it has been reiterated by Nintendo that you can plug in any external hard drive solution into the Wii U via USB. The Wii U supports SDHC memory cards and external USB storage.

“You can plug in a full-on three terabyte hard drive if you want,” explained Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in an investor Q&A. “I’ll love you as a digital consumer. The reason we did it that way is that the cost of that type of storage memory is plummeting. What we didn’t want to do is tie a profit model to something that’s gonna rapidly decline over time. We’ll let the consumer buy as much as they want, as cheaply as they want.”

Unfortunately though that kind of decision making means that developers cant assume that every Wii U user will have the hard drive space necessary to use it in games, in the same way that some PS3 titles do, with a mandatory install or extra features using the hard drive. Does this confirmation sway your decision making any? Or is the natty black console just too difficult to resist? Let us know below.

Via: Engadget

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