pokemaster515 wrote:So we need a hard drive that needs to be plugged in? Dang it, I already have enough things plugged in by my TV! First I was just gonna get a 32GB SD card but that doesn't work and now this! I guess they just don't want people to download digital. I really don't know what NIntendo was thinking or why they even bother with this crap! They might as well have just put a built in hard drive but I guess they were too cheap for that too! This stuff just put me in a bad mood! >:(
Look at it in this light:
The WiiU would cost $450 if it came with a 320GB HDD. So, spending $100 for say, a 1TB HDD on top of the $350 WiiU would amount to $450 anyhow. Now, that's just a prediction, but I have think that it costs a lot to include a built-in HDD. The cost for storage has been rapidly declining over the years. I remember in 2010 Target selling a 1TB HDD Portfolio for $80 and feeling stung when I bought a 750GB HDD for $70 a month earlier (for school purposes, but I haven't used the HDD at all since until I get my WiiU Wednesday).
I think it was good of Nintendo to not impose a set storage and possibly lock us out of using our own hardrives. Microsoft used to limit people to use 16GB from a HDD and recently opened it up to 32GB- even if your HDD is 1 or 3TB! Sony on the other hand, has an open approach. Sure, you get a 250 GB PS3 Slim, but if you want more, grab an HDD and expand your memory.
I love an open approach. But I do share your sentiments in regards to not using an SD Card to save your games on or load them up like on 3DS. It's a very strange and obtuse rule by Nintendo that I hope they get rid of in a future update. There are people embracing digital but there are others who rather save that for smaller original downloadable games vs retial downloads.
I'm going to make use of both. I mean, I'll get $5 in credit if I reach 500 points.
I think people need to find that right balance for themselves and money. Not everyone shares the same standards.
On another note, I hate the double standards of the biased media. It's okay for Apple to sell an iPad with 16GB and 32GB for over $500 with NO EXTERNAL support, but Nintendo, or any other, oh no- bad. And the latter offer external memory to be used. I guess the iCloud makes up for that but I rather get things off an SD Card rather than off the cloud. Like if I go to my Sister's house who doesn't have internet, I'm stuck.