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Hard Drive Rumors Once Again

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by CantGetAWii, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    http://www.mygen.com.au/article.php?page_id=85789813448621900&se_id=29&format=21

    Rather interesting news here, considering if there were no plans of adding a drive you think they would say that. But I guess they don't know really.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Dzapper

    Dzapper Akatsuki Assassin

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    meh...it sounds more like a generic answer they are paid to say . I asked them about online video games for gamecube...and that never happened. But we'll see. We need a HDD if they are going to release full length games on Virtual Console.
     
  3. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    well eventually i dont think they will be able to ignore the demand for one. but the time that comes, no one knows. someone should just email them about a HD
     
  4. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    Reggie once said that a hard drive for wii has a market and is possible that one could be released also nintendo has a partnership with a company to develop usb external storage software.
     
  5. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    If the Wii had a hard drive, I think the price of the Wii will rise.
    I wonder if any External Hard Drives work for the Wii right now...
     
  6. romj

    romj WiiChat Member

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    No, but I think an internal software update can make it so that USB drives can work with the wii. I so wish.
     
  7. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    actually there where online games for the game cube only one though. Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 and 2.
     
  8. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    yeh but no one played them and i heard they sucked and costed money
     
  9. balrogs.pa

    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    the wii kind of has external hard drives. an SD card and the wiimote.
     
  10. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    Yeah but those are mainly Flash drivers, I mean like a real PC 200gig External Hard drive storage. That would be awesome on a Wii.
     
  11. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    actually the game was great, over 2 million gamcube users played it, and it costed $8.95 the months across all 4 versions (PC,XBOX,PS2,GCN) so try to learn of a game before you judged cuz you wouldnt like it if I said Galaxy was a blow out and killzone 1 blows it out of the water (as IF GALAXY IS WAY BETTER). so please learn about something to judge it fairly in other words don t knock it until you learn it.
     
  12. balrogs.pa

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    well since we have the SD card. i dont think it will happen.
     
  13. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    I disagree.
    WiiWare games are going to be decent sized. Even a 2 gig SD card will only hold so much game-wise. And for the cost of an 8gig SDcard you can get a 100gig USB HD.

    I think that, next year, when WiiWare comes out, Nintendo will patch for HD's, as there will be both demand and purpose.
     
  14. bgreen82

    bgreen82 Mad Wii Gamer

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    god i hope so
     
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    Anyone else notice that this email doesn't look legitimate?

    'Your Nintendo Team'? Isn't that where they put the generic name like
    'Andy Robert Smith' or something.
     
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    Nintendo Reiterates No Need for Hard Drive

    Despite consumer requests to the contrary, Nintendo has again stated that they don't believe the Wii needs a hard drive. Nintendo of America PR manager Eric Walter stated in a recent interview that "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."

    In regards to the size of the upcoming original Wii Ware games, Walter said "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,"

    Rumors began earlier this year that Nintendo was planning to announce a hard drive at E3, but Nintendo continues to deny any future plans to make or distribute a hard drive, even despite the addition of the larger NeoGeo titles to the Virtual Console.

    Source
     
  17. romj

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    Gag rocks! WHY are they doing this? What are they afraid of? Something about storin your games on a hard drive must be freaking them out, but what?
     
  18. Dayoh

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    Well, a USB HD for a WII, might be able to be connected to a PC then theres the EMU/Illegal ROM issue but can Card readers read the WII SD cards anyway?

    That mustnt be it, maybe they just feel its un-needed, they dont have to add everything everyone tells them to, if they did we prolly wouldnt have a WII only another wanna be PC console.
     
  19. Wii-Bhoy

    Wii-Bhoy Me Wif My Boxing Glove!!!

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    "A lot of the games for WiiWare that have been submitted so far are smaller in size."

    Yeh What Bout When The Bigger Sized WiiWare Games come Out?:confused: We Probably Will Need An HDD.:yesnod:
     
  20. Nintendo93

    Nintendo93 Playin' Zack & Wiki

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    Sometimes I wonder if Nintendo realizes there are still traditional gamers who want things that other systems have and the Wii lacks or if all the long time nintendo fans have vanished and the casual market = $$.

    For nintendo it's the latter. :rolleyes:
     

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