When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Nintendo: No Hard Disk Drive for Wii

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

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Apple Releases Fix for iMac Freeze Issue, fix not enough

Previous Article

ESET Smart Security 3.0.550

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

9 Comments - Add comment