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Topic: Did Nintendo make a mistake by not including a hard drive?

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rallydefault

61. Posted:

I think, given this economy, they wanted to keep the price as low as possible and allow the customers to make decisions from there. I say it was a good move.

Heck, you can buy the 8GB model, only buy games on disc, and probably never run out of room for saves for the console's lifetime. If you really play a TON of games and have a lot of save files, you may have to look into an SD card down the line, and I will admit I have no clue when it comes to those things as to pricing. But, I think for a lot of "light" gamers, they can buy the console "as is," buy games only from brick and mortar stores, and never have to worry about an external HDD.

Me? I got a 1TB external HDD right away, because I think this is going to be my first all-digital console (aside from Nintendoland, of course). As Bankai was saying, running games digitally does save on laser stress (for all the people who never had a laser problem, you can easily find someone who did have a laser problem, so on and so forth), and it's just easier than having to open the tray and switch out games all the time (I switch between games a lot... maybe too much lol).

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Hokori

62. Posted:

rallydefault wrote:

I think, given this economy, they wanted to keep the price as low as possible and allow the customers to make decisions from there. I say it was a good move.

Heck, you can buy the 8GB model, only buy games on disc, and probably never run out of room for saves for the console's lifetime. If you really play a TON of games and have a lot of save files, you may have to look into an SD card down the line, and I will admit I have no clue when it comes to those things as to pricing. But, I think for a lot of "light" gamers, they can buy the console "as is," buy games only from brick and mortar stores, and never have to worry about an external HDD.

Me? I got a 1TB external HDD right away, because I think this is going to be my first all-digital console (aside from Nintendoland, of course). As Bankai was saying, running games digitally does save on laser stress (for all the people who never had a laser problem, you can easily find someone who did have a laser problem, so on and so forth), and it's just easier than having to open the tray and switch out games all the time (I switch between games a lot... maybe too much lol).

Yep that's the same reason I'm going all digital, heck I was half tempted to just unopen Nintendo land and sell it for $60 on launch day just so I could DL it, may actually do so down the line, minus the selling my opened version for $60 wouldn't do that

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Gamesake

63. Posted:

The_Fox wrote:

Scollurio wrote:

I never had any laser of any disc-reading-device EVER break down on me because of too much use.

You've been lucky, then. Back in the day there were all sorts of tips on how to stack the Playstation on its side or upside down to prolong the life of malfunctioning systems.

That's my childhood. To this day when a Sony console breaks down I get nostalgic.

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Sean_Aaron

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I did go with a basic unit because I didn't want the dock and sensor bar and I'm going digital with my games. Personally I'd rather not have an internal hard drive because I can easily swap out my external if it fails with only the tedium of re-downloading software facing me. It's hard to say whether or not having the same amount of flash memory in both models would have been a good way to go. I expect I'm an aberration amongst those who bought the basic Wii U, in which case the extra flash would have been wasted on people just looking to upgrade their Wii, but who aren't interested in networking their consoles or downloading software. On the other hand you can risk having stock laying about if one model or the other proves markedly unpopular...

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