Less than 2 weeks ago, I seriously started considering upgrading the hard drive space on my PS3, as I now have just 20 GB left out of 120. I have only now just began to download games onto my PS3 as I am a proud new Playstation Plus member, but the astonishing thing I’ve realized is just how fast you can burn though 100GB of hard drive space. So after getting all the juicy specs of the Wii U, I can’t help but feel that maybe, just maybe, Nintendo may have gotten it wrong with the Wii U when it comes to hard drive space.
The Wii U is setting up to be the first Next Gen console out on the market out of the Big 3. Though some feel that it’s under-powered, I prefer to reserve judgement on that, and let it’s games do the talking, (or forever hold their peace) as it will be on display for all to see when it’s all said and done. The PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360, both current gen consoles, have far more storage space than both models of the announced Wii U. And the PS Vita, a handheld, offers just as much storage as the best version of the Wii U. If you haven’t guessed it already, my point is simple, games these days require a lot of hard drive space, and I think that this can become a huge factor for Nintendo and the Wii U.
I have an 8GB Memory Card in my PS Vita and I’m nearly out of space after downloading 3 game demos, 6 apps, 2 full PS Vita games, and 3 PSP games, and that’s it. And I don’t even really want to go into details about PS3 games as they are much bigger in file size; one game alone could take more than 8GB. So looking at the Wii U Specs, I keep asking myself, if current gen DL games are requiring so much hard drive space now, is it not going to be even more in demand for Next gen games? And if the answer to that question is yes, then have Nintendo and the Wii U gotten it all wrong? Have they underestimated the demands for Downloadable Content in the market?
Now that we know what the specs are for Wii U, are you planning on getting one? And will hard drive space play a big factor in your decision?