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    Nintendo say No to wii hard drive

    Nintendo say no to Wii hard drive despite WiiWare announcement

    A UK gaming website asked a Nintendo UK spokesperson whether the company will be creating a hard drive for the Wii following the news of extra downloadable content being made available as a result of the WiiWare concept, to which they received a clear and authoratitive answer of NO.


    Source: maxconsole
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    but why would they buy a patent for it then
    hm.
    hm..
    uhmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wii_cammy
    but why would they buy a patent for it then
    hm.
    hm..
    uhmmm...
    I don't know, i'm just the delivery boy :P
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    Im no ones mesenger boy
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    ^^^shrek said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by wii_cammy
    but why would they buy a patent for it then
    hm.
    hm..
    uhmmm...
    It was a patent for the security system that went along with a hard drive they patented, not the actual hard drive itself but the security system and how it communicates with the hard drive and internet access capabilities.

    You have to remember this was done when the Wii was the Revolution, it was supposed to be an amazing machine but they wanted to make back the losses from the game cube and thus minimalized the Revolution into what we have today. The Wii. I bet theres a lot nintendo planned that will never be found in the wii, just because its not as powerful as I believe they were planning on it being.

    They might use what they patented for the next console, they definately made enough money for it.

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    I am happy either way to be honest. With or without a hard-drive, I am just happy that I have a Wii console to enjoy.

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    I really hope they do bring a hard drive to the wii though.. It'd add so much more to the wii experience :P But still, even without it I still think the wii is a great console ^^

    This may not be 100% true though.. I mean, with WiiWare just announced there will probably be this or there has to be some other solution for downloadable games.

    "Nintendo has officially announced WiiWare, a service "which will allow developers large and small" to create downloadable games specially made for the Wii. As mentioned above, the WiiWare titles will be sold through the Wii Shop Channel and can be bought using the same Wii Points you use to purchase virtual console titles.
    "

    It's set for an early 2008 release.
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    thats the dumbest thing i heard today... why wouldnt they make a HDD for the wii if they are going to release a flippin wiiware... they do realize that wii only has what 512 mb? oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyGTS
    thats the dumbest thing i heard today... why wouldnt they make a HDD for the wii if they are going to release a flippin wiiware... they do realize that wii only has what 512 mb? oh well.
    Yeah I know. :P I just thought i'd post it here to see what the rest of you think about this.. Again, I say, I bet its A) Not true, or B) another solution for downloadable games will be put in its place..
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    It makes sense to me, at this point, to skip the hard drive.

    If you look back at video game history, aftermarket accessories have never faired well.

    They become an increased expense for someone who just wants to play games (thus limiting popularity of the add-on) and, because of that, aren't really utilized in the games. Why waste money developing for an add-on that only 1-2% of your base is likely to have. Lack of support also kills folks buying the add-on.

    PS2: network adapter
    PS2: hard drive
    PS: Mouse
    SNES: Mouse
    GameCube: network adapter (and dial-up adapter)
    Sega Genesis: 32X
    Sega Genesis: CDRom drive
    TurboGrafx 16: CDRom drive
    SNES: that rocket-launcher thing (power scope?) - may have been NES
    Atari 2600: the keypad controller (I think for Star Raiders)
    Intellivision: Intellivoice
    Odyssey 2: voice module
    ColecoVision: Super Controllers
    ColecoVision: driving module

    I'm sure there are a few others.

    Also, I kind of like the solid-stateness of the Wii. I'd like to see them remove the 2GB limit on SD cards via a firmware update. That, to me, would be more useful than a hard drive.

    It'd also be nice for the Virtual Channels to access the SD card directly and maybe have sub-VCs but I don't think that's likely to happen.

    To me the biggest limitation (even if you had a hard drive) is that there's this 512MB area (essentially an internal flash drive) that you have to load things onto before being able to load them into the Wii. It's an extra-useless hop. Get that fixed, remove the 2GB limitation, and I think we'd be set.
    Last edited by Brad Bishop; 06-27-2007 at 03:23 PM.

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