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(Wii hard drive) Yea.

October 27, 2007

Hard drive rejections and Apple comparisons in one news story? Must be your lucky day, Nintenbots!

From NOA PR Manager Eric Walter, via Gamasutra’s The State of Nintendo 2007:

Another WiiWare question — considering the Wii has a rather small flash drive, how many titles will it be able to hold? For example, even though Crystal Chronicles on WiiWare is not going to be large, it might be difficult to have even ten games of that volume.

A lot of the games for WiiWare that have been submitted so far are smaller in size, so they’re not gonna take up a ton of your drive. But the way that we look at it is, we really don’t want people storing every single game they buy on their drive. When you buy a game, it’s yours forever, so you can delete it, and go back and get it at any time you want. In a way, we liken it to putting music on your iPod; you listen to it for a while, and then you get tired of it, and you pull it off, and you put some new stuff on.

That is some serious topspin on the response. Had it not been for the fact that even a version of the slimment of iPods, a Shuffle, can hold twice as much content as a whole, brand spanking new-gen Wii, and how incon-fucking-venient it is to delete and redownload things, he might’ve had a case.

Sucks to be a virtual consoleer, dun’t it?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2007 12:55 pm

    I almost see Eric Walter’s point… almost.

    The problem is that, in my case, I got the 360 Elite at home, with its 120 Gigabyte internal drive, and after only about a month I already used up half of it!

  2. drewmg permalink
    October 29, 2007 8:24 am

    I’m not sure if I see HD support upcoming, but they’ve simply GOT to open up the ability to run games directly from the flash card. It’s such an obvious move, that every day they don’t announce it, I die a little bit (more than usual).

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