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Standard Wii U has 3GB free space after required installations

Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, will only have 3GB of free space of internal memory after completing the mandatory installations.

The standard console comes with 8GB of memory that’s meant to be used for save data, applications and, of course, full games. Yet, Wii U owners will be required to download system software and create a user profile, which will bring that 8GB of free space down to just 3GB.

This information came from a Japanese Nintendo Direct Conference, which Kotaku translated. While this normally wouldn’t be that big of an issue for a Nintendo console, the Wii U will allow gamers to purchase and download larger games off the console’s online store. That means that smaller titles like the 3.2GB Nintendo Land won’t be able to fit on the basic model, forcing people to purchase some sort of external memory.

The 32GB Premium Wii U will come with 25GB of usable space, but if you plan on picking up a Wii U in North America this Sunday, you may want to consider grabbing a new hard drive, too.

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