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1up.com made some E3 predictions and one of them was the Hard Drive for the Wii.

The argument sounds pretty sound.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160842

 


The Evidence: As more and more Virtual Console content became available, gamers started wondering where they were supposed to store everything. Technically, Nintendo allows you to delete games off the internal memory, store them on an SD card and download them again at no additional charge, but most would rather have everything available to them at all times, so a hard drive accessory seems natural for the hardcore gamers wanting it all. So far, though, Nintendo's said that's not in the cards.

As with anything, that isn't necessarily true, especially considering Nintendo most recently announced Wii Ware, a new software development platform to debut on Wii not unlike Xbox Live Arcade and what's been featured on the PlayStation Store. Studios were just introduced to Wii Ware, however, which means games aren't actually anticipated until early in 2008. Still, the hints have been there all along, with Telltale GamesSam & Max episodic games onto Wii at some point, eventually leading to a public outcry until Nintendo got in touch with them. being one of the original instigators. The studio expressed an interest in getting the

While Telltale isn't officially bringing Sam & Max to Wii Ware (yet), it seems a likely target, but regardless, original software is going to quickly outstrip the memory sizes of the 8-bit, 16-bit and 64-bit releases we've seen so far. Nintendo has shot down previous rumors about a hard drive, even passing on a flat out "no" after the Wii Ware announcement was made.

Lending more credence to the idea that Nintendo needs a hard drive for Wii was the April announcement that SNK's planning to bring Neo Geo onto Virtual Console in the coming months and the immense size of those games suggests a hard drive would be necessary.

The Verdict: Nintendo's already announced the Wii Ware concept, but no partnerships. E3 seems like a good time for them to parade some signed on publishers and developers and confirm the add-on. There, however, lies their biggest problem: it's an add-on. Can Nintendo convince gamers picking up an optional accessory is worth the extra change?

 

 

What do you think?



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What I dont get is why the wii doesnt play dvd's? Arent wii games on dvd;s?



 

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I don't think so because Nintendo has said several times now that there will be no harddrive for the Wii.



No hard drive.

Neo Geo games aren't that big either, some N64 games have similar capacity, so that point is moot. Nintendo will probably try to get better compression rates for these games and WiiWare titles instead of announcing and offering a hard drive. 



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i say no for right now...



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Nintendo is freakishly paranoid about a hard drive being used for rampant piracy, so I wouldn't count too much on it.



Doubtful.



I hope for it, but I wouldn't count on it, since they can shrug and point at SD Cards, despite that not being that good a fix. Maybe allowing you to play off SD cards?



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Not gonna happen. And once you chill out, you realize OH MY GOD RE-DOWNLOADING GAMES ISNT THAT HARD!



z64dan said:
Not gonna happen. And once you chill out, you realize OH MY GOD RE-DOWNLOADING GAMES ISNT THAT HARD!

Hey, NES games take close to 10 seconds to download!



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club