Why the 8GB Wii U can only store 3GB of downloaded games and DLC

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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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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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