Storage - News

October2017

  • Deals The Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Running out of space? It's time to upgrade

    If you're the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch then chances are you've already realised that the 32GB the system comes with is woefully inadequate if you're planning on downloading loads of lovely games from the eShop. Thankfully it is easy to boost the storage by using Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch...

January2017

  • News Nintendo Switch Memory Can Be Expanded Up To 2TB

    If you can find a Micro SD card with that capacity in 2017

    It's now been confirmed that the Nintendo Switch's storage can be expanded up to 2TB, which will come as great news to those who wish to download all their games, rather than buying boxed copies with games on carts. The Switch comes with 32GB of internal flash memory like the Wii U Premium...

  • News Nintendo Switch Has 32GB Internal Memory, Expandable With Micro SD Cards

    Ordering that 256GB card today

    It has been confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will come with 32GB of internal memory, some of which will be reserved for use by the operating system. However it can easily be expanded with a Micro SDXC card to store lots of games to play while you are on your travels. We would imagine the maximum capacity for the...

November2012

  • News 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

    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...

June2009

  • News 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..

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November2008

  • News 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

    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

    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..

October2008

  • News 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

    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

    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...

September2008

  • News 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..

August2008

  • News 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..

July2008

  • News 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

    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?

    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!

    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

    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..

June2008

  • News 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

    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...

  • News Otakugate – The Saga Continues

    We only reported a few hours ago that Nintendo of Europe’s Managing Director Laurent Fischer’s recent ‘Geeks and Otaku’ comment had caused God of War creator David Jaffe a certain amount of annoyance, and if the news we’ve just received is anything to go by, it would appear that Jaffe’s subsequent tirade has worked. Fischer has issued an apology, which runs as follows:

    I have huge..

  • News David Jaffe Personally Insulted By Nintendo's 'Geeks And Otaku' Comment

    Did this news story annoy you? Of course it did. It also annoyed God of War creator David Jaffe, who went as far as to post a cutting reply on his blog page.

    As well as using some pretty strong language, Jaffe also goes off on a tangent about a terrible movie and eventually comes to this conclusion: Now look: I like Nintendo. And I LOVE old Nintendo. And both old and new Nintendo have brought SO..

  • News Nintendo: "Hard Drives Are For Geeks"

    If you asked the average Wii owner what they wanted most of all from life, a large percentage would probably say something like “heaps of cash” or “a naked mud fight with Angelina Jolie”, but there’s a chance many would also say “a Goddamn hard drive to store all my Virtual Console and WiiWare games on, please” before ranting and raving about how much Nintendo is screwing them over.

    If you consider yourself to be one of those people then for the sake of your sanity (and possibly your crockery) please look away now, because Nintendo’s European Managing Director of Marketing Lau...

  • News Nintendo Working On USB Devices – HDD Possible?

    Although it falls way short of being an official confirmation of the fact, a recent ad on Nintendo’s job page hints at a possible USB storage solution appearing fairly soon.

    The job spec is as follows: CONTRACT - Software/Hardware Tester Description of Duties Creating and executing a test plan for Wii’s USB devices Executing test plans with...