Wii U
Wii U

Wii U

Nintendo is selling the Wii U in two configurations, with either 8GB or 32GB of built-in storage space. Those figures sound a whole lot better than the 3GB and 25GB, respectively, that the models actually offer to the end user. In a new Nintendo Direct video posted Tuesday night (and helpfully translated by Kotaku), the company explained that formatting the internal drives for Wii U data takes up about 10 percent of the available storage space from the get-go. This reduces the usable space on the 8GB system to 7.2GB and the 32GB system to about 29GB. Read the full story at ARS Technica.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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