Standard Wii U has 3GB free space after required installations

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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.

Are you going to pick up the Wii U on launch day? If so, which model do you think you’ll buy? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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