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The whole reason they went with flash instead of a hdd is to reduce load times.....  It certainly wasn't cost concerns as flash is more expensive.  Since Nintendo has no need to cut the Wii price, I think an upgrade in internal memory is actually likely to happen.  Maybe to coincide with the DVD model (which I doubt will ever get released)?



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catofellow said:
The whole reason they went with flash instead of a hdd is to reduce load times..... It certainly wasn't cost concerns as flash is more expensive. Since Nintendo has no need to cut the Wii price, I think an upgrade in internal memory is actually likely to happen. Maybe to coincide with the DVD model (which I doubt will ever get released)?

Well, flash memory cards are slower for transfer rate than hard drives, so can you find something that gives the transfer rate for the Wii's flash memory that says it's faster?  And it's not like you'll be installing much for games when you only get 512MB.  

As for costs, 512MB flash memory is $8 to purchase so I'm sure it costs less than $5 to make. It's most likely cheaper than including a hard drive.



I think a DVD model probably won't happen...mainly because Nintendo will consider that as even more of an opportunity for easy piracy.



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BenKenobi88 said:
I think a DVD model probably won't happen...mainly because Nintendo will consider that as even more of an opportunity for easy piracy.

 The Wii's drive is a DVD drive. It just doesn't have movie playback. Adding that wouldn't increase piracty risk any more than it is.



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Hus said:
no worries, wii 2 will be out in 2009!!!

 Not the way sales are going, 2011 at the earliest

 

There won't be any new versions of the Wii this gen, different colors yes, but not different hardware 



 

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BenKenobi88 said:
I think a DVD model probably won't happen...mainly because Nintendo will consider that as even more of an opportunity for easy piracy.

HD-DVD model.

ONLY in japan.

like panasonic-q. 

it will cost about 350/400$ .

 

A new wii version  with more storage it's impossible.

an external storage could be,but not in immediate future.

 



ALKO said:
BenKenobi88 said:
I think a DVD model probably won't happen...mainly because Nintendo will consider that as even more of an opportunity for easy piracy.

HD-DVD model.

ONLY in japan.

like panasonic-q. 

it will cost about 350/400$ .

 

A new wii version  with more storage it's impossible.

an external storage could be,but not in immediate future.

 


 It won't be HD-DVD, it'll be normal DVD



 

Predictions:Sales of Wii Fit will surpass the combined sales of the Grand Theft Auto franchiseLifetime sales of Wii will surpass the combined sales of the entire Playstation family of consoles by 12/31/2015 Wii hardware sales will surpass the total hardware sales of the PS2 by 12/31/2010 Wii will have 50% marketshare or more by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  It was a little over 48% only)Wii will surpass 45 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  Nintendo Financials showed it fell slightly short of 45 million shipped by end of 2008)Wii will surpass 80 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2009 (I was wrong!! Wii didn't even get to 70 Million)

Avinash_Tyagi said:
ALKO said:
BenKenobi88 said:
I think a DVD model probably won't happen...mainly because Nintendo will consider that as even more of an opportunity for easy piracy.

HD-DVD model.

ONLY in japan.

like panasonic-q.

it will cost about 350/400$ .

 

A new wii version with more storage it's impossible.

an external storage could be,but not in immediate future.

 


It won't be HD-DVD, it'll be normal DVD


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