Wii U Basic 8GB is being discontinued in Japan

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    how about if you dont post a topic with such a title just to lure people here thinking ''OH NO I KNEW IT ITS DEAD''.
     
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    Oops, I totally forgot to add to the topic's title it was the Basic 8GB edition! Darn it!
     
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    Ha, yeah I totally came here thinking the Big N had killed it XD ! But still, maybe next they'll finally and fully believe in the existence of the internet and give us a proper online service. But then if that happened the fabric of reality might collapse in on itself :P
     
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    Please close this post. Just to deceive.
     
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    Meh
    The wiiu and its 32gb is still small but its way more than enough If you have a physical disk only collection
     
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    With all the firmware updates, free DLC and paid MK8 DLC which is pretty much essential to its replayability you do need a bigger storage space than 8GB.
     
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    True I just don't have a lot of dlc
     
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    hey, did you know you can plug an external HDD into the Wii U?
     
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    If I can have the convenience of have it all in one place without another box then I'd take that. Admittedly, I could have a tiny USB stick on one of the rear USB ports and never notice it.
     
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    Also didn't the wiiu have issues with using USB HDDs?
     
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    Not to mention an external usb device becomes a pain in the ass if you have a GameCube adapter (or two), want to charge your WUPCs, and I haven't seen any USB drives with a remote. :)
     
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    The only issue was the need of a Y-cable to plug in the two back USB ports, or else your HDD will keep failing because one port´s power supply won´t be enough.

    I admit that there was an HDD that didn´t work even with the Y-cable (a Sony one), but besides that, I didn´t have much problems with it and my games collection is full digital.

    True. With two back ports being used for an HDD and one of the front being used for the network adapter, a GC adapter is really a luxury in which I can´t waste a port :P
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    but but but, the manual says to don't use third party accessories not licensed by nintendo :'(
     
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    Good. The 8GB model was an asinine idea to begin with, I'm glad it's going away. 32GB isn't much better, but it's something.
     
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    Honestly, I think they're being smart to discontinue the 8gb version, even though you can add seemly unlimited space to the console through external storage, with how many people are going with digital only copies, many people would fill that up in no time, not to mention DLC etc etc. Although if you're strictly using disc based games and could care less about DLC or any of that, then 8gb would be fine, but I feel like there's not enough of a market for it honestly.

    I work at staples and you want to know what the smallest size sd card and usb flash drive we offer is? If you guessed 8gb, you are correct! Its a sign of the times, 8gb doesn't cut it for most people....
     
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    To tell you the truth, I am begging at least a 128GB version comes out so I can throw away my 8GB Wii U and buy something that isn't a hassle to use (and the 128GB should come with USB ports with decent power!)....
    Wait, why would I buy a Wii U... again?!
    People don't learn from mistakes...
     
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    Well the wiiu 8gb only has 3 GB usable for downloads
     
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    I 128gb unit would be much better :). I have the 32gb retail unit, because its the largest available, I would've gone bigger if possible :P