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only 512mb of on-board storage, all of our Virtual Console downloads are feeling squished under the weight of these new WiiWare titles, and Nintendo still has yet to offer a new storage solution.

This is something some of us have been complaining about from day one, and I'm sure Nintendo knows how we feel by now. Nintendo of Europe doesn't seem to think much of our cries, though. According to their Laurent Fischer, NoE's marketing director, the only gamers that want this additional storage are "geeks and otaku." This quote comes from WiiWare launch coverage in Edge magazine.

Sure, right now it might only be "geeks and otaku" that worry about the limited storage space of the Wii. Give it time. Soon it will be the millions soccer moms and dads that can't figure out why their latest download won't fit on their console. And then the kids will *****. And then the calls to Nintendo will start. And then we might get our increased storage. Maybe.

Are you one of the "geeks and otaku" that need this storage? Do you think Nintendo is overlooking a potentially serious problem?
I thought 640K ought to be enough for anybody? eh!
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I thought 640K ought to be enough for anybody? eh!

OH...

I see what u did thar.
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Back in the day a 512mb HDD was rather big They should stop complaining.

TBH I haven't played the Wii in over 4 months so space isn't really an issue.
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I don't think Nintendo realizes that they are on a razor's edge. Anyone else notice that people buy Wii's and turn around and get rid of them when they get bored?
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I don't think Nintendo realizes that they are on a razor's edge. Anyone else notice that people buy Wii's and turn around and get rid of them when they get bored?
Nintendo makes money off the hardware they sell. Even if people get rid of them they still make money.
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Most of Nintendo's demographic are geeks and otaku
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I don't think Nintendo realizes that they are on a razor's edge. Anyone else notice that people buy Wii's and turn around and get rid of them when they get bored?
Everyone I know who owns a wii plays it daily, they aren't hardcore gamers though. They might play if they have nothing else to do, a quick game of some VC download...but they all still play, but I only know like 7 people who own Wii's.
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i only know one person that has bought a wii and actually kept it, everybody else ive ever known to have one kept it for about a year before finally selling it, and it got sold because they finally got tired of seeing it just 'sit' there
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I have a few people I know with Wii's.
A list -
My mom's friend
My friends mom
My aunt
My Apple loving friend who sold his Wii for an XBOX 360
And then two other guys who own only Wii sports and never play it.

Like seriously, how many people do you know that actually play/own things not including Wii sports and WiiPlay?
    
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I'm hooked on Mario Galaxy...and my wife and I play Mario Kart pretty regularly. Though we've only had ours for a couple of months now.

That said, if you want more space, why not pick up a 2gb SD card for $20? Problem solved!
     
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