So, can you play games from a External HDD?

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3 years ago#1
Because that's something very important to me.
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3 years ago#2
Yes.
3 years ago#3
Ben_the_Human posted...
Yes.


You SURE? Straight from the USB Hardrive? No bullcrap?

Because this is Nintendo we're talking about.
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3 years ago#4
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/18/3658130/nintendo-wii-u-review

Welp, just found out you cannot.

Really Nintendo? How can you mess up this badly?
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3 years ago#5
Marcster1994 posted...
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/18/3658130/nintendo-wii-u-review

Welp, just found out you cannot.

Really Nintendo? How can you mess up this badly?


wow! major rage right now! a lot of people are not going to be happy about it.
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3 years ago#6
Wait so... its only got 32gb max... supports hdd's but cant actually access them for games (still questioning this) and a shop full of FULL games... how long do they expect this to last. Either they will drop an update, new sku, or REALLY dont realize how big data is on some of this crap.
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3 years ago#7
That article contradicts a number of other articles online that say that you CAN play games from an external HDD.
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3 years ago#8
Yes you can play from USB hdd.
You CANNOT play from:
sd card or flash drives [thumb drive, usb stick etc]

I know from:
I have my WD 500gb passport hooked up to my wii U, i have NSMBU & scribble naughts on it.


What you cannot do:

You cannot copy a game from retail disc to hdd and play without disc (ala xbox 360 & ps3)
3 years ago#9
lolwhutnubies posted...
Yes you can play from USB hdd.
You CANNOT play from:
sd card or flash drives [thumb drive, usb stick etc]

I know from:
I have my WD 500gb passport hooked up to my wii U, i have NSMBU & scribble naughts on it.


What you cannot do:

You cannot copy a game from retail disc to hdd and play without disc (ala xbox 360 & ps3)


Pretty much this
3 years ago#10
lolwhutnubies posted...
Yes you can play from USB hdd.
You CANNOT play from:
sd card or flash drives [thumb drive, usb stick etc]

I know from:
I have my WD 500gb passport hooked up to my wii U, i have NSMBU & scribble naughts on it.


What you cannot do:

You cannot copy a game from retail disc to hdd and play without disc (ala xbox 360 & ps3)


Oh..OH.

Okay. So, If I download a game from the eShop, it'll still run from the HDD?

Okay. False alarm.
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