Nintendo Releases 2GB Nintendo-Branded SD Memory Card

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    Since 2006, Nintendo has been offering a 512MB SD Memory Card for the Nintendo Wii. That was years ago. It's time for a bigger DS Memory Card from Nintendo. The 2GB Memory Card will be out the middle of this March in Japan. Pricing is listed as "open." So if you are one of those who only wants first party Nintendo goods, this one's for you.




    source:http://kotaku.com/5161338/nintendo-releases-2gb-nintendo+branded-sd-memory-card
     
  2. JDMEVOIXMR

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    Stupid, they released a 2GB for the Wii 2 years ago as well. Only n00bs buy those Nintendo branded cards for Wii. What Nintendo needs to introduce is SDHC support for the Wii and DSi.
     
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    SDHC is already supported by homebrew, so they have no excuse.

    Just need that and a hard drive and the Wii could start kicking some real ass for once.

    I mean, its not like hackers are gonna do much with it anyway. We are already getting the features we want on our own.
    Besides, it would require a system menu update.

    Though then again, games might have trouble reading SDHC.
    Though update an IOS and they should act accordingly right?

    Ya, no excuses. Nintendo is just lazy.
     
  5. RupeeClock

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    You don't need a first party SD card, that's just silly.

    Besides, I've already seen branded Nintendo SD cards at 1 and 2gb, in PC World UK.
     
  6. XRacer101

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    They need to include SDHC support. Nintendo! Wake up! This isn't 2000! Also, who would buy a Nintendo-Branded SD Card when you could get SD, even SDHC cards for way cheaper.
     
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    I don't care about what sized card they offer, SD, SDHC, doesn't matter.

    What does matter is that they allow the Wii to read virtual console and wiiware games direct from SD. Until that happens, I don't care how big of an SD card the Wii supports, because size is useless without functionality.
     
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    They might be good for someone who collects Nintendo products.
     
  10. Heran Bago

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    Best Buy has 2GB SD cards in the Wii section that say "Wii" on them. It's marketting folks, some less informed people will buy them and pay the huge premium because it's an official Nintendo product. This is a money grabbing scheme, not some elaborate release plan.

    Also Nintendo wouldn't support a SDHC card... don't games like Animal Crossing and Smash Bros. Brawl not support SDHC? We've proven that it can work with the hardware, but Nintendo is not goingto go back and make a patch for Excite Truck etc.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    well they are trying to develop their market with new goods but comon nintendo do something more special
     
  12. imz

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    What kind of world do we live in, where you can pay less and get more, and pay more and get less. I'm referring of course to flashcarts, which are generally cheaper and give you more functionality options, and the Nintendo SD card, which costs more yet you cannot do all of the things that you can do on a flashcart.

    Oh well, Pirates rule! [​IMG]
     
  13. Psyfira

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    They'd be daft not to. Joe buys a DS, want a memory card with that? As people who are used to computers we forget that some people have absolutely no idea when it comes to memory cards, and with so many types, shapes and sizes out there the market is just plain confusing if you don't know what you're looking for. And many can't be bothered with the hassle of sorting it all out. It's a shame that they'll probably take advantage by slapping on a nasty price tag, but it makes perfect sense.
     
  14. da_head

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    to bad they don't make micro sd. i would have gotten one just to put into my r4 xD
     
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    Heh.

    My local super market sells 4gb sd's at AU 34$
    Thats gay...
     
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    I got a 2GB MicroSD card for $4CA with shipping and tax. Good luck beating that Nintendo!