Nintendo has announced that it has no plans to offer a Wii hard disk drive as the company believes that it is simply not needed by customers. The console currently has compatibility with old games that can be acquired via a special online store but a major issue is storage space, which is limited with the capacity of SD memory cards. Even though 2GB Secure Digital memory cards are hardly expensive nowadays, the necessity to buy a number of them to keep games playable when the Wii is offline may not seem as a comfortable option for many consumers.
"The way that we look at it is, 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," said Nintendo public relations manager Eric Walter.
News source: Xbit Laboratories