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Any news on a hardrive for the wii yet?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Lastking23, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Lastking23

    Lastking23 WiiChat Member

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    I haven't heard anything yet and kinda sad really, I mean look at the psp its coming with a 16gb memory stick. Why can't Nintendo make a hard drive yet? I mean so many more things could be added to the wii if it got one and could make it so much better. Anyways, any news about it?

    Other than that, anyone planning to get that wireless nunchuk? I am not thinking of getting one at the moment, not unless it comes with a wrist strap too I mean it could probably slip out of your hand too.
     
  2. Minto

    Minto You're kidding, right?

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    Nintendo said it was not going to happen but i think we need one and soon.......
    *flys away in roflcoper*
     
  3. Vette1

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    a hard drive would deffinitely help nintendos business (Even though they dont really need it)
     
  4. Belmont

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    i agree we need a hard drive my internal memory is already full i really hate that. I would buy a hard drive the day it came out and i would almost bet that i am not the only out there that is in the same place as me. I dont know what i am going to do when the MMO Animal Crossing, and the downloadable content for SSBB. So Nintendo needs to step it up and help all of us.
     
  5. AnOffday

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    Their solution of deleting and re-downloading VC games is completely retarded. I love Nintendo, but don't get me started on that or their fear of online gaming.
     
  6. technodj

    technodj Nintendo Vet

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    I would say it's more of a lack of understanding rather than fear. Remember, Microsoft is a PC Software development house at it's core. Nintendo makes videogames. Which one do you think would have a firmer grasp on how to do online gaming right from the get go? Nintendo will most certainly learn from Microsoft and improve, it's just not gonna happen with this generation's console. Here's hoping Wii2 has a better online model than the Wii.
     
  7. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    What about SD cards? they can give you 1-2 gbs, that should last for a long time for about anyone.

    I personally see no reason for a hard drive
     
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    if they do make a hard drive (or a headset) its gonna suck because everybody is gonna want one and they will be just as hard to find as a wii.
     
  9. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    *shoots down hellicopter* "HAA HAA!"

    yes we do need a hard drive upgrade, thats one of the wiis weaknesses
     
  10. nic7

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    I just would prefer if we got a Firmware update that gave us the ability to hook our own hard drives into one of the USB ports on the back of the Wii. It would keep things easy and Nintendo wouldn't really have to do much.

    Plus, I would rather have a 4 gig hard drive then a 1 gig SD.
     
  11. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    ACTUALLY, some 4 gig sd cards do work
     
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    Really? I've heard that it maxes out at 2 gigs. I still haven't seen a 4 gig SD card either that says "Wii compatible". Do you have a link or something?
     
  13. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    I'm not sure which ones work, but i know SOME do

    i'll look for an online list, gimme a minute or ninety
     
  14. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    I've got an 8gb flash drive:wink:

    I wish i could actually watch movies, half way through it says wii memory is full.... Couldnt they provide an update that allows you to send the memory to ur SD card instead?
     
  15. T3kNi9e

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    The Wii costs $250, it was meant for gaming not for multimedia. VC games are really small, you could fit alot of games in just a 1GB SD Card. I think the internal harddrive is like 512 Megs, which is more than enough for saved games.

    External HD would be the last thing on the list, Nintendo needs to focus on improving online, getting some headsets, and getting some more hardcore 3rd party games. Unless you guys just want to watch movies and music. But if you guys wanted that, then Wii wouldn't have been so cheap. \
     
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    A lot of people buy huge amounts of VC games and that is beginning to add up, and with Wiiware coming there is no question we need a hard drive. (Plus you can't play VC games of an SD card)
     
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    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    isn't that the WHOLE POINT of the sd card slot, to put vc games on, incase you run out of menu space or memory?
     
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    I was under the impression that SD Cards were meant for the games and photos. Whenever I see people buying the Wii they're telling them that they're gonna need SD Card if they plan on downloading VC games. But since I never tried myself I dont know for sure, but it would be kind of retarted if you cant...
     
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    just because people are going to buy them does not mean they are going to suck...

    Also, these items would not take the time or the money to produce like a wii so there would be a much higher possibility of finding one...

    Another thing i dont know how many of you pay attention to pretty much all the news coming out of nintendo but SSBB is going to have a huge amount of downloadable content from both nintendo and other users i see my already filled to the max internal memory crying because of this. Also Animal Crossing is going to be an MMO so right there means its going to take up alot of space for a save file and there will have to be downloadable content. SD cards are a very inconvient thing to keep up with and not very big i would love to hook up a 500 gig MyBook to the back of my wii to know that i will never have to delete another file. But alas, this will probably not happen but the least they could do is sell us a Hard drive of atleast 20 gigs that would be enough for a while.

    At the current rate of VC games coming out filling a 20 gig hard drive with just those would take less that 2 to 3 years and i pray to god the wii lasts longer than that and we all know it will.
     
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    2GB SD card is plenty for the Wii, if it isn't then you are total fan boy

    nuff said
     

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