8GB or 32GB?

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  1. Game Dragon
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    What is the memory used for in the Wii U as I have noticed that they come with 8GB or 32GB?
     


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  3. Ron

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    1. Wrong Section
    2> The 8GB Model is not worth it at all. the sysmenu itself takes up 5, so really, it's only a 3GB model.
     
  4. Yepi69

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    I think they both use 5GB of internal memory, correct me if i'm wrong.
     
  5. Game Dragon
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    Can you use a SD memory card for save games and eshop
    titles and other things instead of its internal memory
     
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    Yes you can-but only if they're Wii saves.
    Indeed.
     
  8. Jan1tor

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    You can use an sd memory stick plugged into the USB port to save games but Nintendo does not recommend it because of the way the memory cards have a limited amount of writes. You would be better off with an external hard drive. The SD card slot in the Wii U is the one that is only used for Wii games.
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    If you mean the update, the update is only 1GB.
     
  10. the_randomizer

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    32 GB isn't worth getting with Nintendo Land. Get an external HDD, problem solved. The update was <2 GB, K thx bai.

    Even with the 32 GB, how many Wii U games can you download? Yeah, that's what I thought.
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

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    That depends on the person really. Someone like me, 32GB is enough as I'll only be getting small titles like Trine 2, never full retail titles. Also, NintendoLand is totally worth it.
     
  12. MarioFanatic64

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    The extra money for the Deluxe Pack is made up for by NintendoLand alone based on price, let alone the Game Pad charger, Cradle, Stand, 24GB more storage space and the fact that Black > White.
     
  13. Qtis

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    Get a 32GB version just for NintendoLand. I don't know when I've last played the same game for so long with my friends and not notice time passing (NintendoLand Animal Crossing is just great!).

    Also as a bit of a more future proof model, 32 GB does make it possible to have extra content that may not be available on the long run for the 8 GB model because of size.
     
  14. NakedFaerie

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    For the cost its stupid to get the 8GB.
    The 32GB is about the games cost so if your going to get a 8GB and that game the 32Gb comes with you are getting ripped off.
     
  15. Pippin666

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    I bought the 8Gb, I slammed in it a 32Gb usb flashdrive for 10$ from BestBuy and voila ! 40Gb Wii U for 310$ !

    Pip'
     
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    I would go with the Deluxe Set. It cost a little more, but it's worth it.
     
  17. mysticwaterfall

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    The deluxe is the far better deal. I use the charger all the time, and like the 10% back on the eshop. If you don't like Nintendo Land, sell it and get a different game. There really is no reason to ever get basic.
     
  18. jalaneme

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    there is not much price difference from the basic and deluxe.
     
  19. Ron

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    From what I recall, the update is 2GB compress, 5GB when uncompress into WiiU storeage (Flash NAND?)
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    Ya too bad that 10% back thing is being useless right now.