Wii U system software takes up 4GB of storage space

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During the latest Nintendo Direct conference broadcast the platform holder revealed how much free storage space Wii U owners can expect to have after installing the latest system software and creating a user profile on the console.

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The Wii U’s system software alone weighs in at 4.2GB so people who buy the Basic 8GB Wii U model will only have 3GB of free space to play with. Meanwhile, the Deluxe 32GB model will have 25GB of free storage space after installing the latest system software and creating a new profile.

This paltry amount of available storage space can be overcome by plugging in an external hard drive to the Wii U. Nintendo says that the Wii U can support drives that have up to 2TB of storage, although only drives with an external power source are compatible with the console. USB memory can be used but is not advised, according to Nintendo.

Do you mind that the launch models of Wii U don’t come with much storage space, especially after installing system software? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Eurogamer

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