Wii U

Wii U Will Let You Plug A Three Terabyte Hard Drive Into It


While the Wii U only has between 8 and 32GB of internal storage (depending on your model of choice), Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, says that you can plug your own three terabyte hard drive into the console if you want to.


Speaking with Engadget, Fils-Aime shared: “The reason we did it that way is that the cost of that type of storage memory is plummeting. What we didn’t want to do is tie a profit model to something that’s gonna rapidly decline over time. We’ll let the consumer buy as much as they want, as cheaply as they want.”


The Wii U will come in two packages—a basic set for $300 and a deluxe set for $350. You can find details of both those packages here. Wii U will launch on November 18th in North America.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.