by David Sanchez on September 13, 2012 @ 10:59 am
I’m not going to lie. I was expecting subsequent Wii U models with higher amounts of internal storage after the 8GB and 32GB units were announced earlier this morning. I mean, if Microsoft and Sony are doing it, why not Nintendo? After all, the Big N is no stranger to hardware revisions, so I figured the company would eventually release something like a 150GB or 320GB Wii U model (or both).
While that’s by no means out of the question (because hardware revisions equal money), some fresh reports indicate that the chances of a Wii U revision may be a bit slimmer. Speaking to Engadget, Nintendo of America powerhouse Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Wii U owners will be able to enhance the storage capacity of their systems as they see fit. The console will support Flash and HDD memory enhancements via USB.
“You can plug in a full-on three terabyte hard drive if you want,” said the Nintendo of America president. “I’ll love you as a digital consumer. The reason we did it that way is that the cost of that type of storage memory is plummeting. What we didn’t want to do is tie a profit model to something that’s going to rapidly decline over time. We’ll let the consumer buy as much as they want, as cheaply as they want.”
When you really think about it, this makes sense. After all, it would be pretty lame if we bought our snazzy Wii U consoles and then saw beefed up versions with bigger storage capacities soon after.
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