Wii U hard drive space

Discussion in 'Wii & Wii U' started by squallsnake, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. squallsnake

    squallsnake Editor In Chief Staff Member

    Even though I really only play a few games on my Xbox One, my hard drive is well over 50% full. I am also concerned about hard drive space with my Wii U.

    Sega just released a patch for the latest Sonic game that was over 1GB. While this is a super small patch in comparison to other next gen titles, the Wii U HD space could fill up pretty quick. Each Mario Kart 8 DLC pack is about 1GB as well. Given the system is 32gb out of the box, plus initial formatting, players are going to have to manage their hard drive space accordingly.
  2. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Member Registered

    Yeah. That's one of the major flaws of the Wii U. At least with the Playstation 4, you can get up to 6TB of storage by using a special housing and a 3.5" HDD instead of a 2.5". I don't know what you can do about the Wii U, though. 32GB isn't nearly enough, and that wasn't even enough for the Xbox 360 for heavy gamers. I'm not sure what Nintendo was thinking on that one.
  3. GamerMonkey

    GamerMonkey New Member Registered

    Yup, I hear you. At least the WiiU can DL stuff in standby mode so it's not such a big deal to delete stuff and re-DL it when I'm ready to.

    You can expand the memory with a USB storage device - Nintendo's list of compatible ones is here - but I'it does feel like an oversight on their part to give the console such a small memory.
  4. henchman21

    henchman21 New Member Registered

    yeah hard drive space is a real Issue with nintendo. I used some homebrew software to add a exteral hard drive and SD card for extra storage on my Wii.
  5. Demon_skeith

    Demon_skeith New Member Registered

    The Wii U, if you got the black deluxe version only has 32 GB of internal storage, a pitiful amount compared to today's standards. If you plan to use your Wii U a lot, you're going to need to invest into some external storage.

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