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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Is A 14GB Download On Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Hope you've invested in a hard drive

It has been revealed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut will occupy 13833 MB of space on the Wii U.

That's not the largest download game on the system by any means, but it will surely cause headaches to those who have had their console for a while and haven't yet invested in a hard drive for additional storage.

The game launches on October 22nd in North America and October 25th in Europe. Will you be picking up a physical copy or opting for the download? Let us know by posting a comment below.

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conman2012 said:

14gb. Pffft. I downloaded AC3 unaware it was 17gb. I am know very cautious with my remaining GB's.

On this topic, couldnt nintendolife have a chart on here somewhere listing game name and d/l file size? Updated as new ones are released?

Its something simple that the e-shop could do with.



cookiex said:

The largest game I've ever downloaded on Wii U was Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at 16 GB. Took two days, but my internet connection was kinda crappy at the time and it's a lot faster now that I upgraded to fiber cable.

And yes could we have a list of d/l sizes? It would be helpful instead of having to track down articles of each game.



Shiryu said:

Can't wait for this one since I missed out on every other version before.



cookiex said:

For comparison, Human Revolution (the original version) on Xbox 360 is 6.8 GB.



BJQ1972 said:

Surely cause headaches? I would think that anybody who downloads games is likely to have an external HDD.



Emblem said:

Sorry but the steam version update will cost me just £3.50 (I own the original) so I'll be skipping the Wii U version.



Marshi said:

@cookiex You see that there gets me excited for this game. Clearly there is either a lot more graphical oomph onthe wiiu ver or a heck of a lot more content. Frankly I think its bit of both.
For anyone moaning over file sizes though you need to understand this will only get bigger as time goes on. You guys always fret over whether wiiu is "next gen" enough. Well if you want next gen games it'l come at a price of using more memory. You cant have it both ways!



Nintenjoe64 said:

In addition to download size, I'd like your reviews to say how noisy 3rd party games are to the disc drive. Some of them really don't sound healthy.



Beechbone said:

Interesting. I played it on X360 so I'm not getting Wii U version, but it fit one DVD and the DLC was like under 1GB for sure. I'll blame it on uncompressed audio or something.



sikthvash said:

I'm glad I got that 320gb Hard Drive then!! I would imagine it is as other people have mentioned; a combination of the extra content, textures and Wii U related functionality.



Nintenjoe64 said:

I'm hoping the massive file size means the code has been optimised to load faster and quieter on Wii U. I just pre-ordered this for £24 on Amazon. Not as good as steam but still a fairly decent price for a brand new game that I didn't play first time around. Better than the £55 eShop price



MAB said:

Nobody should be buying discs now anyway. Most games run like poopiedoodleskins off the disc drive so if you like your games to be smooth and not a janky mess then start downloading onto the superior HDD... CD's are so late 90's early 00's



Samurai_Goroh said:

This is one to get on disc, then. Not keen on getting a hard drive, plus I like having those blue cases on shelve.



TreesenHauser said:

Good thing I decided to invest in that $5 cable that let me use my 500GB portable hard drive with my Wii U then.



Quickman said:

I buy games on disc primarily because they tend to be a lot cheaper than on the actual eShop.

£56.00 for Blacklist is like a slap in the face when you could pick it up at Amazon for £24.99.



Oubie said:

I would buy this game on disc anyway... I only buy exclusive eShop and Virtual Console games digitally, maybe for a game like Animal Crossing, sports or party game I would go and play daily for an hour. Then it's a lot handier to have those games ready with one click away. For adventures like Deus Ex, play time is much longer and I simply looove my box arts too much



PattonFiend said:

No one cares, man.

No one is going to buy these lies from SE.

Please keep it family friendly — TBD



Nintend0ro said:

Why not just get physical copy? They cost less (mine cost me £24 to pre-order) than digital and use next to nothing of memory to save data. Who wants to wait forever for a download and pay much more? E-shop isn't a place to get bargainsis it?



daveh30 said:

Anyone who has any plans to download retail games has already plugged a 1 or 2 TB drive into their U. 14, 15, or even 20+ GB is no big deal. These articles need to take less of a doomsday tone... this won't cause anyone a headache.



russellohh said:

@TreesenHauser I did the same. I saw a 500GB Toshiba HD going for $35 on clearance, its one of the highest rated ones too. I originally thought games could load right off the SD card. Oops...



Ristar42 said:

I don’t have a Wii U, but to be honest, I wouldn’t download actual retail games to a console without a properly implemented accounts system (I buy carts for my 3DS, unless a download exclusive I really want to play). I played the original version of Human Revolution again on PS3 recently, and it’s a very nice looking game, this size includes the original dlc too I believe...



DESS-M-8 said:

Jesus people, just buy a Toshiba 2tb drive. Panicing over space for digital downloads today is just laughable. You can probably pick up 2tb for under £70

On topic though, i will be buying this game on day one if they release at £19.99 or under. Will consider it if £19.99-£29.99 potentially waiting for the inevitable price drop of a game like this. Over £29.99? I'll laugh in its digital face. Will never consider a physical disc copy of anything ever again, before anyone suggests that as a 'better' option



Samurai_Goroh said:

@DESS-M-8 Your loss, mate. The obsolete physical disc copies are almost always cheaper than eShop prices. But I guess that's the price you gotta pay to keep up with the times! There's this little thing called competition in an open marketplace on retail products.



Unit_DTH said:

If you are an early adopter of the Wii U, even if it's the deluxe model, and you still don't have an external HDD for the thing yet, then it is you who is to blame for this download's size being an issue. I'm sure the devs have compressed it as much as possible to save space, but USB HDDs are really cheap now, unless you go with solid state (but even those are coming down in price now). Get over the Download size and get an External HDD already. Nintendo isn't gonna put more Memory in their consoles and we are all aware of this.



kinkofer said:

I bought a 1 TB hard drive immediately after I bought my Wii U. I think it'll last me another year before it's full. External hard drives are getting cheaper, so maybe I'll be able to get a 3TB or larger for cheap in another year or two.



jrob23 said:

This game will be a massive failure. It will sell barely any copies.'s been nice knowing ya. Not because of the size, but because it's pretty apparent that Nintendo fans don't buy these types of games especially with what is out now and coming out to compete with it, and because it's an older port and the install base is still so low. I wish it was different but besides a few AAA titles, 3rd party won't ever do well on the Wii U. I'm okay with that because I bought for the exclusives anyway.



conman2012 said:

@Unit_DTH you have an interesting point of view.

However, this is a website that specialises in nintendo information and based on the nintendo hardware designs, download size is a relevant issue. As they review most/all games it should be childs play to maintain some sort of list.

My main point is that the e-shop should list this info, but they don't. Maybe this site could fill that gap.



retro_player_22 said:

I'm getting the physical copy anyways so I'm not worry (that is if the game doesn't had a somewhat large installation process that comes with it).



Unit_DTH said:

@conman2012 I understand what you are saying, but the eShop does list the file size. If you click on the "purchase" tab it tells you the amount of space required for the selected title. But, I agree with you that they should make that information more readily available to the consumer. Not all consumers are as "file size wise" as you and I. Here's a pretty cheap 500GB external HDD:

That's just the first one I came too. If you go to they have deals on these things all the time. 14GB download size should not be considered a threat to gamers in this day and age. LOL



MrCharles77 said:

I'll get this on disc, eventually I'll buy a hard drive for the wii u...But physical copies are cheaper, for eg. this game cost me 23£ in amazon, check the price on the eshop...nonsense.

Digital copies should always be cheaper, like steam (that's why they have sucess) but no...eshop titles are always more expensive. On the eshop I only buy indie games, and dlc content that matters to me. Still have 20 GB available in my WiiU.



Dogpigfish said:

Got it for free on playstation plus. Don't tell me that Sony didn't do that on purpose.



Dogpigfish said:

@Unit_DTH I couldn't agree more. Go buy a harddrive, the Nintendo site gives you recommendations and links to order them. Funny, I saw Gamestop selling a 320 gb for too much, but they were marketing it to Wii U. Don't fall for that, go to the Nintendo website.



JustinH said:

I will probably get this game what with Watch Dogs being delayed, but definitely on disc and not for more than $30.



armoredghor said:

If I'm honest, I don't what the complaints about hard drive size are about. you can find 1/2terabyte hard drive 50 and a full terabyte for about $65.



unrandomsam said:

@armoredghor The usb 2.0 is my main problem with it. (E-SATA/Firewire 800/usb 3.0 would have been all ok). E-SATA would have been best. (Costs would be almost the same but with one installed then devs could offer a comparable experience to the forced installs on 360/PS3 if they chose to).



unrandomsam said:

Still not played this. (I played the first one with a keyboard and mouse ages ago and cannot imagine playing it any other way).



Kriedler said:

I'll get this when the price drops. Got the PC version on Steam for like $1.50, and thought it was pretty good (even though the narrator for the trailer can't pronounce the title properly).
But, full price for a fairly old game is a little much to ask.
Speaking of the Wind Waker....



S7eventhHeaven said:

must be either twice the size of the ps3 and 360 versions or must have next gen graphics that need extra storage



gregrout said:

@kinkofer FYI: Nintendo has capped the console operating system to 2TB (for now). They capped the 3DS at 4GB at launch, but now that OS has been updated to officially support 32GB (64GB might work). Just throwing this out there, because from what I've read now (all 3TB test have failed, even with partitioning).

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