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jamieoliver22
03-07-10, 20:05
The Wii, currently, does not have a hard drive. However, Nintendo appears to be considering one since they filed a patent for a process that transfers Wii games to a hard drive.

Nintendo’s plan is to make a separate hard drive partition for each DVD game. Once games are saved on a hard drive, the Wii reads a directory and shows all available games with box art. This is done by accessing a virtual DVD partition on the hard drive. The interface also displays ESRB ratings and the patent mentions possible parental controls.
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/02/nintendo-investigating-wii-hard-drive-system/
http://wii.nintendolife.com/news/2010/07/nintendo_files_patent_for_wii_hard_drive

Sounds really interesting. :tmb:
(http://mynintendonews.com/2010/07/03/nintendo-wii-nintendo-has-filed-a-patent-for-wii-hard-drive/)

lara c. fan
03-07-10, 20:06
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I'm very excited for it.

robm_2007
03-07-10, 20:06
OMG, they are barely finding out about Harddrives?

good for the Wiieners:p

lara c. fan
03-07-10, 20:10
OMG, they are barely finding out about Harddrives?

good for the Wiieners:p

Nintendo use technology when it becomes cheap, hence the supersupersuper cheap prices of everything they sell.

TRfan23
03-07-10, 20:12
What is the type of DVD's they use for the Wii games?

Good news though, for my sister at least :)

trlestew
03-07-10, 20:12
That's good news for Wii owners :tmb: Although did they have to wait that long?

robm_2007
03-07-10, 20:13
this Harddrive sounds better than the currnet console ones.

so, it saves the entire game onto the harddrive?:confused:

TR FAN 18
03-07-10, 20:17
Great! Hopefully that'll give me enough space for Guitar Hero & Rock Band songs. Probably won't be supported with GH6 or RB3 though. :(

trlestew
03-07-10, 20:24
They're making a Guitar Hero 6? (off-topic) Why won't it be supported. It's just storage other than an SD card :p

WSOwen02
03-07-10, 20:37
Nintendo use technology when it becomes cheap, hence the supersupersuper cheap prices of everything they sell.

$250 is a lot to charge for decade old technology

robm_2007
03-07-10, 20:40
$250 is a lot to charge for decade old technology

what costs $250?

WSOwen02
03-07-10, 20:44
Wii was at launch

lara c. fan
03-07-10, 20:45
$250 is a lot to charge for decade old technology

$500 is a lot to charge for updated graphics that you need to spend another $1000 odd to fully enjoy, and adding in a service that the Wii does the same with. Apart from the full games, but you mostly get those for more than they cost in the shop.

trlestew
03-07-10, 20:46
:confused:

Both your statements confuse me.