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Per Neogaf, Mostly talking about storage for the Wii U

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Parental Controls

- Nintendo realizes that some parents may fear that their children may use the Wii U's internet functionality without permission. Wii U has Parental Controls. 
- Can restrict content based on user age, CERO (Japan ESRB) rating, internet functionality, internet browser, e-Shop spending, Miiverse functionality, friend registrations, videos, data management, internet settings
- Wii U keyboard input can save user input habits and predictive input in a specific database that depends on the game and user. Wii U does not save input data that you don't want other users to know into the database.
- Miiverse settings can be turned on/off depending on the save profiles per game.

USB Data Storage

- 8GB = 7.2GB, 32GB = 29GB in terms of actual save data. Wii U uses around 4.2GB when using the system for the first time.
- NSMBU is ~2GB, Nintendo Land is ~3.2GB. So, both won't fit into the Basic set at the same time.
- Wii U lets you put data onto a connected USB media drive.
- One USB drive at a time only.
- Cannot disconnect the external drive while plugged into the Wii U and receiving power.
- You can use general drives.
- In terms of powering the HDD while connecting to the Wii U, if you do not use a Y Cable Type drive (2 USB cables), then Nintendo cannot guarantee it will work properly.
- Nintendo can guarantee functionality if the HDD plugs into a power outlet.
- No games on USB Flash Memory due to games not running properly all the time (whatever this means...)
- Wii U will read up to 2TB only for external hard drives
- In Data Management, you must format the connected media drive. Note that this means you cannot use the drive with a PC.
- You can move data from internal Wii U storage to external USB media in Data Management and vice versa. Data on both internal and external media will appear in the menu.
- At launch, only 1 USB hard drive can be connected, but through a future update, more than 1 will be possible and you will be able to move data between them freely.
- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

Backwards Compatibility

- Wii games, Virtual Console, Wii Ware stuff cannot be played using the GamePad screen, but only on the TV in Wii Mode
- Iwata: "We understand that there are people who were looking forward to playing Wii games, Virtual Console games, and so forth on the GamePad, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate those users' expectations."
- There are plans for a Wii U Virtual Console that WILL be compatible with the Wii U GamePad. Please look forward to it in the future.

Nintendo Network Premium

- For Premium Set buyers only
- Point service
- Make Nintendo Network ID, then login to find and user the service
- After logging in, you can see the points you have earned
- Buy with download card or download number
- Earn 10% back on purchases
- Earn back purchase points in ¥500 increments
- Points earned can be used with Wii U/3DS e-Shop, Wii Shopping Channel, DSi Shop


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so WiiU has it's own file system, and no downloaded games on USB!?

Not to be an ass, since im getting the system anyway Sunday, but a lot of this information should have been given out months ago. They are kinda big.

The external harddrive that you use takes up two USB slots on the system.
The OS out the box is half the size for the Basic system
No USB flash drives

Yeah, Nintendo is a bit TOO mysterious for their own good sometimes...

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Train wreck said:
Not to be an ass, since im getting the system anyway Sunday, but a lot of this information should have been given out months ago. They are kinda big.

The external harddrive that you use takes up two USB slots on the system.
The OS out the box is half the size for the Basic system
No USB flash drives


They said no USB flashdrives for playing games. 

I don't know why this is a big deal, doesn't this seem like an anti-piracy measure? 

I really really wish they had added Wii/VC functionality to the gamepad. Was it really that hard...? Maybe Wii is difficult for its motion controls, but VC? Seems completely doable.



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Train wreck said:
Not to be an ass, since im getting the system anyway Sunday, but a lot of this information should have been given out months ago. They are kinda big.

The external harddrive that you use takes up two USB slots on the system.
The OS out the box is half the size for the Basic system
No USB flash drives

I think that external USB powered HDDs will work fine being connected to only 1 port. They are just covering their ass to avoid lawsuits.

And the need to format the HDD isn't very surprising, it was a logical move to avoid (temporary) piracy.

I agree with you that having Miiverse, the browser and all that (because it's basically that, the things the console will download the first time it connects to the net) on the 8/32GB of storage is a bad decision, as they take a lot of space. They should have included aditional storage to take care of that.

Surprised about the flash drives, but I agree that some of them use low quality NAND and are very slow.

Do anyone know what this means?

- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

What PC data? Do they mean pictures, and media like music and vids?



 

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JEMC said:
Train wreck said:
Not to be an ass, since im getting the system anyway Sunday, but a lot of this information should have been given out months ago. They are kinda big.

The external harddrive that you use takes up two USB slots on the system.
The OS out the box is half the size for the Basic system
No USB flash drives

I think that external USB powered HDDs will work fine being connected to only 1 port. They are just covering their ass to avoid lawsuits.

And the need to format the HDD isn't very surprising, it was a logical move to avoid (temporary) piracy.

I agree with you that having Miiverse, the browser and all that (because it's basically that, the things the console will download the first time it connects to the net) on the 8/32GB of storage is a bad decision, as they take a lot of space. They should have included aditional storage to take care of that.

Surprised about the flash drives, but I agree that some of them use low quality NAND and are very slow.

Do anyone know what this means?

- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

What PC data? Do they mean pictures, and media like music and vids?

In the US equivelent that came out yesterday, Nintendo mentioned in future updates the ability to access Nintendo ID via PC and cellphones, it may have something to do with that.



Train wreck said:
JEMC said:

Does anyone know what this means?

- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

What PC data? Do they mean pictures, and media like music and vids?

In the US equivelent that came out yesterday, Nintendo mentioned in future updates the ability to access Nintendo ID via PC and cellphones, it may have something to do with that.

Yeah, they have mentioned that a few times, but I thought it was a way to acces Miiverse and the social aspect of the console.

Oh, well. We'll see.



 

Please excuse my bad English.

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Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm more a single player gamer.

Wow thats alot of system info out o the blue kinda.

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JEMC said:
Train wreck said:
JEMC said:

Does anyone know what this means?

- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

What PC data? Do they mean pictures, and media like music and vids?

In the US equivelent that came out yesterday, Nintendo mentioned in future updates the ability to access Nintendo ID via PC and cellphones, it may have something to do with that.

Yeah, they have mentioned that a few times, but I thought it was a way to acces Miiverse and the social aspect of the console.

Oh, well. We'll see.


Or it just means that the SD card doesn't have to be formatted in the new file format to be useable since only the Wii Channel will be using the SD card. That is the way it currently is, the SD card on the Wii can have personal files that you use on the PC on it and the files the Wii uses.



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