Nintendo Investigating Wii Hard Drive System


imageThe 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.


Here’s a flowchart of the system.


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Seems like Nintendo has a plan in place for streaming Wii games from a hard drive. The question is will they release it for the public.

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