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News: Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded Software

Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded Software

You can't swing a cat in there

Gamers will have two choices when the Wii U is released, they can either take home a Premium Pack which has 32GB of memory, or the Basic Pack which comes with a relatively meagre 8GB. However, once the internal drives have been formatted and other built-in data requirements are taken into account these figures nosedive...

News: Wii U Software Storage on USB Devices Detailed

Wii U Software Storage on USB Devices Detailed

UPDATE: Original source was "misinterpreted"

UPDATE: We've since been contacted by Official Nintendo Magazine - the source of this particular piece of news - to clarify a few points. According to ONM, a post on the Japanese Wii U website was "misinterpreted" and it has NOT been confirmed by Nintendo that software cannot be played directly from...

News: Mario Moves Into The Storage Business

Mario Moves Into The Storage Business

Koopa, Goomba and Super Mushroom want to help out.

Even though everybody complains about the price of plumbers these days, Mario obviously isn't raking enough in from the old pipes and taps, so he's expanding into storage - USB storage, to be precise. Talented etsy.com member sgedra has recently put together these super-cool and very charming Mario USB sticks, with designs including a dopey Koopa..

News: Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

More naughty-type goings on in the world of Wii homebrew

Although the recent ability to run Virtual Console and WiiWare games from your SD card has stopped people moaning about the previously thorny issue of internal storage space, it hasn't stopped industrious hackers taking the concept to the next level by enabling users to hook up a USB hard...

News: Wii Storage Solution Solved - Finally A Use For The SD Card Slot!

Wii Storage Solution Solved - Finally A Use For The SD Card Slot!

Finally after lots of debate about if Nintendo would ever do anything about the Wii’s lack of internal storage space for WiiWare and Virtual Console games a solution has arrived!

With the Wii’s puny internal storage space (2050 blocks or so) getting completely filled up by downloading only a handful of WiiWare games with larger file sizes, it was clear that something needed to be done. Many..

News: Capcom: No Street Fighter II HD or Bionic Commando Rearmed for WiiWare

Capcom: No Street Fighter II HD or Bionic Commando Rearmed for WiiWare

Christian Svensson - Capcom’s Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development, for those of you that don’t know - has recently explained exactly why the company is failing to port games like Bionic Commando Rearmed and Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix to WiiWare – the file size restrictions are too harsh and the technology isn’t powerful enough.

Speaking about BCR, he said: It would never fit in the Wiiware filesize so it would have to be disc based and you’d basically have to redo everything for Wii. It would not be an inexpensive process and I’m not sure the r...

News: Wii Firmware Update That Makes Transferring to SD Faster

Wii Firmware Update That Makes Transferring to SD Faster

If you haven’t already seen an inviting blue flashing light emitting from your Wii then you might like to know that Wii firmware version 3.4 is now available.

This update vastly improves the time taken to transfer WiiWare or Virtual Console games to a SD card. Some have said it is now around 5x faster with a 320 block game such as World of Goo taking around 20 – 30 seconds to transfer..

News: Wii Firmware Update Makes Transferring to SD Faster

Wii Firmware Update Makes Transferring to SD Faster

If you haven’t already seen an inviting blue flashing light emitting from your Wii then you might like to know that Wii firmware version 3.4 is now available.

This update vastly improves the time taken to transfer WiiWare or Virtual Console games to a SD card. Some have said it is now around 5x faster with a 320 block game such as World of Goo taking around 20 – 30 seconds to transfer..

News: Wii Storage Solution - Not as good as it sounds?

Wii Storage Solution - Not as good as it sounds?

Nintendo announce a "direction" of what they will do to fix the Wii's memory problem, but is it actually any good?

We have been listening to the customers, and we have been trying to come up with the solution that will not sacrifice the security nature of Wii but will cater to our customers' convenience. We will need more time to tackle it. But the basic direction has been decided, so I would like..

News: WiiWare Games To Be Directly Downloadable To SD Cards

WiiWare Games To Be Directly Downloadable To SD Cards

At a press conference in Japan today, not only did Nintendo announce a barrage of new DS/Wii games and a new DS, they also announced something Wii fans have been wanting for a long time - A storage solution!

Sadly, it's not a hard drive like many people assumed. Instead, you'll be able to directly download games to SD cards. At the moment, the only way to get games on SD cards is to download them..

News: Virtual Console games to be directly downloadable to SD cards

Virtual Console games to be directly downloadable to SD cards

At a press conference in Japan today, not only did Nintendo announce a barrage of new DS/Wii games and a new DS, they also announced something Wii fans have been wanting for a long time - A storage solution!

Sadly, it's not a hard drive like many people assumed. Instead, you'll be able to directly download games to SD cards. At the moment, the only...

News: Nintendo’s Storage Solution: Better Than HDD, Expected Soon

Nintendo’s Storage Solution: Better Than HDD, Expected Soon

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that the company is looking into the age-old Wii memory storage issue and has even gone as far as to say the solution they’ve come up with is ‘better’ than a hard drive.

What this could mean is anyone’s guess but as we’ve said in the past it’s doubtful that Nintendo will just allow you to plug any old hard drive in via the USB..

News: Braid Is Too Big For WiiWare

Braid Is Too Big For WiiWare

Over on Microsoft’s XBLA, there is an action puzzler called Braid doing the rounds at the moment. It has attracted rave reviews all over the place. I keenly downloaded it and completed it 100% and can verify that this is a top notch game providing hours of entertainment.

Sadly according to Jonathan Blow the game’s creator it has no chance of being made available on WiiWare, even though it is..

News: Hotheads Call For Storage

Hotheads Call For Storage

Yet another reason for Nintendo to release their storage device.

The 'hilariously' titled Penny Arcade episodic adventure game Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has already been released on the PC/Linux, Xbox 360 and soon to be on the PS3 but is yet to be released or even be announced on the Wii through WiiWare. The developer Hothead Studios has however talked about..

News: Penny Arcade Adventures Too Big For WiiWare

Penny Arcade Adventures Too Big For WiiWare

Kotaku recently interviewed Hothead Games, who are the developers of Penny Arcade Adventures. The interview was mostly about why this game still wasn’t available on the Playstation Network when XBLA has had it for a while, but the question of the possibility of this series coming to WiiWare also came up:

While they would love to bring the...

News: Wii Storage Solution Imminent?

Wii Storage Solution Imminent?

Reggie tells MTV how it is, Nintendo accept the problem and have an "urgency" to solve it.

Of course, it's not just download content that's putting a strain on the Wii's limited flash storage: "As we continue to have things [...] like Mario Kart that has its own channel when you're playing from an Internet perspective, we're just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this..

News: Reggie Says Storage Issue Isn't Only For Geeks And Otaku!

Reggie Says Storage Issue Isn't Only For Geeks And Otaku!

Good old Reggie Fils-Aime, he’s the man. The president of Nintendo of America is launching a one man war on the terror that is the lack of internal storage on the Wii. Europe's Laurent Fischer might think that only "geeks and otaku" are bothered about having no space left to store all the lovely WiiWare games and other downloadable content you have bought, but worry not because Reggie is on your side!

Speaking to MTV, Reggie revealed they consider the storage issue to be of wide importance now. It’s not just the hardcore demographic who are..

News: The Wii Hard Drive Is Here And Hilariously Fake

The Wii Hard Drive Is Here And Hilariously Fake

Before you get too excited over these promising images of what appears to be a legit Wii hard drive, it should be noted that this is a pretty obvious fake.

A fellow known as only as Robert334 posted some images of the supposed device on his Flickr account with the following text: After several days, today I could shoot a prototype hard drive for the Wii. According to what we've been seeing these..

News: Nintendo "Working On A Solution" To Storage Problems

Nintendo "Working On A Solution" To Storage Problems

Finally, Gamesindustry.biz get the scoop that the "geeks and Otaku" have been waiting for.

In an interview with Laurent Fischer (famous for his "geek" quote a few weeks ago) has admitted that Nintendo are "working on a solution to the problem". While a USB storage device has been rumoured many believe that the update will be a firmware upgrade allowing downloaded games to be..

News: Fischer Completes Spectacular U-Turn On Wii Storage

Fischer Completes Spectacular U-Turn On Wii Storage

It’s the story that just won’t go away. When Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer made a seemingly derogatory comment about Wii fans moaning about lack of storage, the whole Internet appeared to rise up in rebellion against him.

He’s since apologised for his remark and in an recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz has explained his position...